Adoption Policy and Special Needs Children

Adoption Policy and Special Needs Children

by Rosemary J. Avery
     
 

This edited volume contains contributions from leading researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and advocates in adoption policy and practice. Topics covered include adoption advocacy, race and adoption, placement of older and disabled children, adoption disruption, adoptive parent recruitment, and policy related to federal adoption subsidy support.

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This edited volume contains contributions from leading researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and advocates in adoption policy and practice. Topics covered include adoption advocacy, race and adoption, placement of older and disabled children, adoption disruption, adoptive parent recruitment, and policy related to federal adoption subsidy support.

This collection brings together leading researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and advocates in the area of adoption policy and practice. All chapter contributors are nationally recognized leaders in their particular fields of expertise. Several have been instrumental in shaping public policy and legislation on behalf of special needs children and their families.

Chapters cover the following topics: advocacy on behalf of special needs children, racial issues in the placement and adoption of special needs children, issues involved in the adoption of older and disabled children, adoption disruption, recruitment of adoptive parents for special needs children, and federal and state policy related to adoption subsidy support. The volume covers the key issues related to both practice and policy in child welfare. As such it is essential reading for professionals and policy makers in social/human services and child welfare. Scholars and other researchers in the field will also find the collection invaluable.

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This volume provides information to students and academics in schools of social work as well as social services administrators on the social, economic, and administrative issues relating to special needs adoptions. Contributions address topics including racial issues, developmentally disabled children, the adoption of older children, recruitment, and federal financial support of special needs adoption. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865692121
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1997
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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