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Rolock, Nancy; White, Kevin R.; Ocasio, Kerrie; Zhang, Lixia; MacKenzie, Michael J.; Fong, Rowena – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study examines foster care reentry after adoption, in Illinois and New Jersey. The provision of services and supports to adoptive families have garnered recent attention due to concern about the long-term stability of adoptive homes. Method: This study used administrative data to examine the pre-adoption characteristics associated…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Adoption, Family Environment, Children
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Sweeney, Kathryn A. – Family Relations, 2013
Analysis of interview data illustrates how White adoptive parents rationalize choices regarding adoptee race. Parents who were willing to adopt children of color stressed unwillingness to adopt Black children. The preference for adopting multiracial children goes against the prevalent method of racial classification, hypodescent, by defining…
Descriptors: Adoption, Whites, Racial Differences, African American Children
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Nalavany, Blace A.; Ryan, Scott D.; Howard, Jeanne A.; Smith, Susan Livingston – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2008
Objective: To date, little empirical attention has been given to the impact of preadoptive child sexual abuse (CSA) on adoption adjustment. The main objective of the present study was to investigate whether preadoptive CSA was associated with more placement moves, adoption disruption, and inconsistent parental commitment compared to adopted…
Descriptors: Placement, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Adoption
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Kramer, Laurie; Houston, Doris – Child Welfare, 1999
Notes that adoptive families have formal (agency-related) and informal (indigenous) resources to draw on for assistance with a variety of issues. Describes Hope for the Children (HFTC) program located in Rantoul, Illinois, a created community designed to foster permanence of special-needs adoptions, in which adoptive families live alongside agency…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Community Support
Smithgall, Cheryl; DeCoursey, Jan; Gitlow, Elissa; Yang, Duck-Hye; Jarpe-Ratner, Elizabeth; Lansing, Jiffy; Goerge, Robert – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2009
Launched in 2005, the Illinois Integrated Assessment (IA) process is designed to provide better information about child and family strengths, support systems, and service needs. In this study, we examine the extent to which fathers--stepfathers, putative fathers, legal fathers, adoptive fathers, or biological fathers--were interviewed as a part of…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Caseworkers, Fathers, Interviews
Cook, C. Thomas; And Others – 1993
This paper examines the role that public policy and practice play in supporting the efforts of natural, adoptive, and foster families who have children and youth with disabilities in keeping their families intact. Obstacles and barriers to implementing the philosophy of permanence planning, especially for children and youth with disabilities, are…
Descriptors: Adoption, Child Abuse, Children, Disabilities
Hargrave, Vivian; And Others – 1975
This booklet describes a state subsidy program designed to facilitate the adoption of black children in need of permanent homes. Program participants were children, ages 3 months to 17 years of age living in foster homes in Chicago and East St. Louis, Illinois. Some of the children had serious emotional and/or physical problems, but all were free…
Descriptors: Adoption, Black Youth, Caseworker Approach, Child Welfare