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Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections / Edition 1

Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections / Edition 1

by Harold D. Grotevant, Ruth G. McRoy


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Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections / Edition 1

Harold Grotevant and Ruth McRoy 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803957787
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/24/1998
Series: SAGE Library of Social Research Series
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Family Relations, Idenity; Adoptive Families, University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Openness in Adoption
The Issues, the Debates, and Evidence to Date
Changing Agency Practices toward Openness in Adoption - with Susan Henney and Steven J Onken
Outcomes for Children - with Gretchen Miller Wrobel et al
Adoptive Parents' Perspectives on Their Roles and Relationships with Birthparents - with Deborah Lewis Fravel and Carol Elde
Birthmothers' Adjustment and Resolution of Grief - with Cinda Christian and Chalandra Bryant
The Adoptive Kinship Network - with Manfred van Dulmen
Putting the Perspectives Together
General Conclusions and Implications

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