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Saiz, Stephen G. – 2001
This paper looks at three parties impacted by adoption: the adoptive parents, the adopted child, and the adoptive family. When working with adoptive parents, counselors should respect the strength of the couple, their commitment to parenthood, and the closeness that may develop from weathering the issue of childlessness. Adoptive parents are…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents
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Bradbury, Shirley A.; Marsh, Marilyn R. – Child Welfare, 1988
Illustrates how family systems theory has influenced the adoption services for infants at a family services agency, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (Michigan), and describes the evolving practice of open communication between biological families and adoptive families. (BB)
Descriptors: Adoption, Agency Role, Biological Parents, Extended Family
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Lichtenstein, Tovah – Child Welfare, 1996
A study identified adoption, family, and biographical variables that differentiated between adoptees who told or did not tell their adoptive parents about their search for their biological parents. Findings lend support to the importance of adoptive family discussion and suggest that the feelings about adoption of adoptive mothers and adoptive…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents
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Borders, L. DiAnne; Black, Lynda K.; Pasley, B. Kay – Family Relations, 1998
Adoptive (n=72) and biological (n=72) parents' responses on items related to their own well-being, attitudes toward family life, parenting behaviors and values, and perceptions of their child's behaviors were compared. No differences were found. Findings challenge pathological assumptions about adoptive families, suggesting that deficiency models…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adopted Children, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents
Hoopes, Janet L. – 1982
A longitudinal study was conducted to determine factors predicting successful adoptions before placement and to identify differences and similarities between adoptive and biological families. Data collected on both adopted children and on their adoptive families before placement was related to data collected on the same children and families 6…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Biological Parents, Birth Order
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Levy-Shiff, Rachel; And Others – Developmental Psychology, 1991
Compared the transitions to adoptive and biological parenthood. Adoptive parents had more positive expectations and satisfying experiences than biological parents. Expectations and depressive mood predicted parental experiences for both groups; ego strength for biological parents; and feelings of deprivation, social support, and self-concept for…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Biological Parents, Childlessness
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Hoksbergen, Rene A. C. – Adoption Quarterly, 1999
Reviewed studies from three countries comparing child outcomes in an adoptive family to outcomes if the child had remained in his or her biological family or in an institutional setting. Found that adopted children seem to function better than children either in institutions or restored to their biological family. (DLH)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Biological Parents, Child Welfare
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Helwig, Andrew A.; Ruthven, Dorothy H. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1990
Examines adoption issues including family member loss, infertility, transracial adoptions, special-needs adoptions, older child adoption, inherited traits, adoptive family, biological parents, and open adoption. Suggests specific therapeutic interventions including redefinition, use of paradox, family therapy approaches, group therapy, and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Biological Parents, Child Responsibility, Childlessness
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Miall, Charlene E.; March, Karen – Adoption Quarterly, 2003
Used qualitative interviews to examine beliefs and values about biological and adoptive parents. Considered how biological kinship, gender, and actual parenting behavior affect the assessments respondents made of the emotional bonding between parents and children. Found that biological and adoptive parents viewed motherhood as instinctive and…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Behavior
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Betsworth, Deborah G.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1994
Four samples (3,172 pairs of twins reared together, 90 pairs of twins reared apart, 87 adoptive families, 114 biological families) completed the Strong Vocational Interest Battery/Strong Interest Inventory. Results suggest that variance in vocational interests can be attributed to 12% additive genetic and 24% nonadditive genetic effects, 9% to…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents, Child Rearing
Schimmel, Nancy; Love, Susan – School Library Journal, 1997
Books can inform, reassure, and give young children the vocabulary to talk about adoption. This article presents and examines the language used to talk about adoption in eleven current children's books. Discusses surrogacy, adoption, "natural" parents, grief, "chosen-baby" stories, age at adoption, international adoption,…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Biological Parents, Books
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Rende, Richard D.; And Others – Developmental Psychology, 1992
Triads composed of a mother and two children from either a nonadoptive or an adoptive family were observed in play settings in the home. Genetic factors were found to influence differences in sibling interactions and maternal interactions with siblings. Environmental factors also had an influence. (BC)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Attention, Biological Parents, Comparative Analysis
Freundlich, Madelyn – 2001
The controversies in adoption have extended across a spectrum of policy and practice issues, and although the issues have become clear, resolution has not been achieved nor has consensus developed regarding a framework on which to improve the quality of adoption policy and practice. This book is the third in a series to use an ethics-based…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Adopted Children, Adoption
Theilheimer, Ish, Ed. – Transition, 1992
This theme issue deals with adoption. "Adoption in Canada: A Profile," provides statistics on public and private adoption, as well as demographic characteristics on adoption applicants and children placed for adoption. It also discusses current adoption legislation. "Abandoning Ownership: A Philosophical Approach to Adoption"…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents, Foreign Countries
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Grotevant, Harold D.; Ross, Nicole M.; Marchel, Mary Ann; McRoy, Ruth G. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1999
Examined links between early risk and problematic developmental outcomes in adopted children during middle childhood. Found no direct relation between prenatal, perinatal, or preplacement risk factors and problematic socioemotional adjustment. With 12 high-risk children, proactive cooperation among the child's adoptive and birth family members on…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, At Risk Persons
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