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Crea, Thomas M.; Barth, Richard P. – Family Relations, 2009
Increased attention is being paid to open adoption arrangements between birth parents and adopted children and families. This study examines openness and contact among 469 adoptions at 14 years postadoption from the fourth wave of the California Long-Range Adoption Study (CLAS) and 378 adoptions matched across all waves. The proportion of families…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Adoption, Parent Child Relationship, Birth
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Abramson, Shareen – Child Welfare, 1991
Describes the Fresno Amicus Program, a program of volunteer, court-appointed advocates who assist in cases of abuse and neglect involving minority families. Also describes an outcome study of the program. In the amicus group, significantly fewer children were placed in long-term foster care than in the comparison group. Significantly more children…
Descriptors: Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare
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Ornelas, Laura A.; Silverstein, Deborah N.; Tan, Sherylle – Child Welfare, 2007
Children and families built by adoption or relative caregiving have specialized needs. This paper proposes a rubric for the central elements of permanency-focused mental health services in child welfare practice. Kinship Center provides an innovative mental health service delivery system, weaving foster and adoptive placement programs, adoption…
Descriptors: Health Services, Delivery Systems, Placement, Mental Health Programs
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Bass, Celia – Child Welfare, 1975
The California Survey by Bass and Mazur shows that with increasing age of the child, the probability of adoption failure increases. For success in adoptive placements of children, ages 2-12, it is suggested that agencies try innovative approaches in preparing the child and in selecting the adopting family. (GO)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption (Ideas), Agency Role, Family Characteristics
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McRoy, Ruth G.; And Others – Child Welfare, 1997
Claims that although agencies specializing in adoption of minority children have been successful in achieving same-race adoptive placements for African American children, funding and support for some of these initiatives have been withheld. Describes successful placement practices used by a private agency in California and a public agency in…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Black Family
Delgado-Gaitan, Concha; Trueba, Henry – 1991
With the rapid increase of ethnic minorities entering industrial societies and interacting with mainstream cultures, issues of cultural and linguistic differences must be addressed. Particularly relevant to educators is understanding the process of acculturation and socialization of uprooted ethnic or low-income minority children. Such children…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Childrens Games, Cultural Influences, Educational Anthropology
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McCarty, Carolyn; Waterman, Jill; Burge, Dorli; Edelstein, Susan B. – Child Welfare, 1999
The TIES [Training, Intervention, Education, and Services] for Adoption program in Los Angeles, attempts to reduce obstacles to adoption of children in out-of-home care who experienced prenatal substance exposure. Interviews with parents conducted at intervals following home placement reveal experiences and concerns, parenting aspects and adoption…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Behavior