When Adoptions Go Wrong: Psychological and Legal Issues of Adoption Disruption

When Adoptions Go Wrong: Psychological and Legal Issues of Adoption Disruption

by Taylor and Francis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789031815
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2006
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Hon. Walter M. Schackman)
  • Acknowledgments
  • SECTION I: FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY ISSUES
  • Chapter 1. Overview: Providing a Context
  • Historical Background
  • Malfunctions in Adoption
  • Introducing the Adoptive Parents
  • Tying Adoption to Adoption Disruption
  • Chapter 2. Adoption Disruptions
  • Types and Causes of Disruptions
  • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Other Causes Contributing to Adoption Disruptions
  • Inadequate Social Services
  • Focus on Foster Care
  • Other Issues and Impediments
  • Incompatibility of Child and Adoptive Parents
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Lives Disrupted
  • Adoptions Dissolved
  • On the Positive Side
  • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Effects of the Disruption
  • Time for Therapy
  • Restatement of Causes
  • A Variety of Effects
  • Summary
  • SECTION II: LEGAL ISSUES: PRECEDENTS AND PREVENTION
  • Chapter 6. In Whose “Best Interests”?
  • “Open Adoption” and Disruption
  • Professional Prevention and Intervention
  • Summary
  • Chapter 7. Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Preventive Measures
  • Laws Across the Land
  • Recognition of Psychological versus Biological Parenting
  • Summary
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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