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Brown, Eva – Child Welfare, 1988
Describes a systematic approach to recruitment of prospective adoptive families for children with developmental disabilities. The recruitment methodology, preliminary conclusions, and implications for future recruitment of families are presented. (Author/RWB)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Developmental Disabilities, Foster Children
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Baltimore, Diana L.; Crase, Sedahlia Jasper – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This qualitative analysis explored children's and adults' experiences with adoption. We used phenomenological methodology and individually interviewed 25 participants and included adoptive mothers and fathers, and their children, each adopted before 18 months of age. Two research questions guided the data analysis: (a) What are children's and…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Psychological Patterns, Disclosure, Interpersonal Communication
Okun, Barbara F. – 1996
Synthesizing current literature with information obtained through interviews of adoptive, gay and lesbian, and multiracial families, this book is designed to help practitioners work with diverse families. An introduction explores the concept of a "normal family" and provides an overview of the book and a description of the interview…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents
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Passmore, Nola L.; Fogarty, Gerard J.; Bourke, Carolyn J.; Baker-Evans, Sandra F. – Family Relations, 2005
Adult adoptees (n=100) and nonadoptees (n=100) were compared with regard to self-esteem, identity processing style, and parental bonding. Although some differences were found with regard to self-esteem, maternal care, and maternal overprotection, these differences were qualified by reunion status such that only reunited adoptees differed…
Descriptors: Adoption, Self Esteem, Adults, Parent Child Relationship
Painter, William E., Jr. – 1990
The paper presents a proposal for the addition of a specialized adoption agency for sexually abused children and youth to current services of a residential group home. The proposal resulted from the lack of appropriate families for children completing the Agency's Preparation for Adoption Program. Evidence suggested placements have been hindered…
Descriptors: Adoption, Agencies, Child Abuse, Child Welfare
Sipp, Patricia B., Ed. – 1983
This manual, which provides guidelines for effective adoption services for children in residential group child care who need new, permanent families, emphasizes interagency collaboration and communication as critical to effective adoptive plans. The manual is intended for public agency social workers responsible for placement and permanency…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adopted Children, Adoption, Child Welfare
Jones, Deb; And Others – 1995
Information on the prevention of child maltreatment is provided, as well as methods and programs to respond to the maltreatment of children with disabilities, ages birth to 5 years. Challenges to providing effective service delivery are addressed, along with the family perspective and total family needs. Risk factors that affect family functioning…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
Towers, Christine – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
The "Recognising Fathers" research began in 2005 in response to hearing from mothers and fathers that fathers often felt marginalised in the process of arranging care and support for their children with learning disabilities. At the same time it was apparent that national family policy was indicating a growing recognition of the…
Descriptors: Employment, Family Life, Fathers, National Surveys
Carpenter, Kathryn Hammell – 1995
Intended as a guide to parenting materials for parents and professionals who work with parents, this sourcebook and annotated bibliography of 940 entries is divided into five parts. Topical chapters in each part list and describe books and journals categorized as popular titles, professional titles, and directories. Chapters in part 1 list and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Development
LeVine, Elaine S.; Sallee, Alvin L. – 1987
Research indicates that families that adopt have many problems that would have existed even if the adopted child had been a biological member of the family, but that become more complex and intense due to adoption. A psychosocial and psychodynamic perspective toward family life suggests that in the adoption process, child and family pass through…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Adopted Children, Age Differences
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Hornby, Helaine C. – Children Today, 1986
Findings from a study of more than 200 families with adopted children yield valuable insights into the reasons why adoptive relationships collapse and what factors agencies should consider in matching children and families to avoid disruption. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Agency Role, Caseworker Approach
Pawl, Jeree, Ed.; And Others – Zero to Three, 1990
This newsletter theme issue addresses adoption and the young child's life. Contributors suggest ways in which practitioners in many professions and settings can better understand and support adoptive families. The first article, "Adoption, 1990" by Barbara F. Nordhaus and Albert J. Solnit, reviews the history of adoption and notes obstacles to…
Descriptors: Adoption, At Risk Persons, Child Rearing, Emotional Adjustment
Glidden, Laraine Masters; Pursley, Jean T. – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 1989
A survey of families who had adopted mentally retarded children approximately 5 years earlier found good family adjustment, with only 2 of 44 children not living with their adoptive/foster parents for reasons related to adjustment difficulties. The families had adopted or were fostering 12 additional children, 11 with handicapping conditions.…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adopted Children, Adoption, Family Attitudes
Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed. – 2000
Play therapy offers a powerful means of helping children resolve a wide range of psychological difficulties, and many play approaches are ideally suited to short-term work. This book brings together leading play therapists to share their expertise on facilitating children's healing in a shorter time frame. The book provides knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Psychology, Children, Family Counseling
Euben, Donna R.; Thornton, Saranna R. – 2002
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles many faculty members to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave each year to take care of a serious health condition or a family obligation such as the birth of a child, the arrival of an adoptive or foster child, or the serious health condition of a spouse, child, or parent. This guidebook is a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compliance (Legal), Federal Legislation, Higher Education
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