Harold Grotevant and Ruth Mc Roy provide a thorough review of the issues involved in openness in adoption and a clear description of the methods and results of the landmark research project they led. They provide rich data from an exceptional sample of adoptees, their adoptive parents and their birth mothers, and provide a perspective of their experiences as 'triangular families' which openness generates. The last chapter reaches some general conclusions and discusses implications for future adoption practice.
About the Author
Family Relations, Idenity; Adoptive Families, University of Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Openness in Adoption The Issues, the Debates, and Evidence to DateChanging Agency Practices toward Openness in Adoption - with Susan Henney and Steven J OnkenMethodOutcomes for Children - with Gretchen Miller Wrobel et alAdoptive Parents' Perspectives on Their Roles and Relationships with Birthparents - with Deborah Lewis Fravel and Carol EldeBirthmothers' Adjustment and Resolution of Grief - with Cinda Christian and Chalandra BryantThe Adoptive Kinship Network - with Manfred van Dulmen Putting the Perspectives TogetherGeneral Conclusions and Implications