Special Needs Adoptions: Practice Issues

Special Needs Adoptions: Practice Issues

by Ruth G. McRoy

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ISBN-13: 9781317713920
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Tables ix

Preface xi

1 Introduction 3

Unit 1 Overview of the Study

2 Research Design 17

3 Characteristics of the Sample Isaac Gusukuma 27

4 Intact, Disrupted, and Dissolved Adoptions: A Comparison Isaac Gusukuma 61

5 Agency, Adoptive Family, and Child Factors in Special Needs Adoptions 69

Unit 2 Placement Outcomes

6 Foster Parent Adoptions Isaac Gusukuma Steven Onken 81

7 Single-Parent Adoptions 95

8 Sibling Placements 103

9 Transracial Adoptions Isaac Gusukuma 119

Unit 3 Adoption Service Delivery Issues

10 Matching Families and Children 127

11 Transition Planning 139

12 Assessing Potential for Abuse 153

13 Adoption Outcomes: Perspectives of Adoption Supervisors 165

14 Adoption Outcomes: Perspectives of Post-Adoption Service Providers 185

Unit 4 Implications for Training and Practice

15 Implications for Training: Families and Workers Steven Onken 215

16 The Challenges of Special Needs Adoptions: Practice Recommendations 233

References 255

Index 265

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