Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues

Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues

by David Brodzinsky, Daniel W. Smith, Anne Brodzinsky
     
 

Focusing on developmental and clinical issues in children's adjustment to adoption, the authors introduce this volume with an overview of historical and contemporary perspectives, then explore various theories that have addressed the issue of psychological risk associated with adoption.

Following a review of empirical research on factors that influence the

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Overview

Focusing on developmental and clinical issues in children's adjustment to adoption, the authors introduce this volume with an overview of historical and contemporary perspectives, then explore various theories that have addressed the issue of psychological risk associated with adoption.

Following a review of empirical research on factors that influence the adjustment process, the authors discuss different types of adoption, analyze methodological problems, and discuss clinical and assessment issues that commonly arise in work with adoptees and their families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761905158
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/24/1998
Series:
Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series, #38
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Preface
1Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Adoption1
2Theoretical Perspectives on Adoption Adjustment10
3Adoptive Family Life Cycle21
4Infant-Placed Adopted Children34
5Special Needs Adopted Children51
6Transracial and Intercountry Adoption65
7Open Adoption79
8Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies89
9Conclusions and Future Directions112
References117
Author Index131
Subject Index136
About the Authors141

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