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Giardina, Laura – Children Today, 1990
Six levels in a child's understanding of adoption are introduced. Communication is essential in adoptive families, and adoptive parents should discuss adoption with children on a regular basis. Two books about adoption are recommended. (SH)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Childhood Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills
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Brazelton, T. Berry – Children Today, 1980
Comments on a previous article written by two mothers concerning their experience of intercountry adoption. Advocates that people in helping professions identify areas in which support for adoptive families might be required. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Family Programs, Responsibility, Social Services
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Holmes, Donna – Children Today, 1979
Presents an adoptive parent's anecdotal report of an unhappy and unsuccessful adoption of an older child. (RH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adopted Children, Adoption, Discipline Problems
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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
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Coyne, Ann – Children Today, 1986
Discusses the types of foster families needed by child welfare agencies and the use of marketing concepts to attract and keep these families as substitute caregivers for children. (HOD)
Descriptors: Foster Family, Marketing, Participant Satisfaction, Public Relations
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Coyne, Ann; Flynn, Laurie – Children Today, 1980
Describes resources available to parents involved in intercountry adoption. Emphasizes the importance of links between prospective adoptive parents and others who have experienced the adjustment process. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adopted Children, Family Problems, Foreign Countries
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Neilson, Jacqueline – Children Today, 1972
Article describes the Older Children's Unit of the Adoption Services Section, San Diego Coutny of Public Welfare, San Diego, California. (CB)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Early Experience