Catalogue by authors / Matching to Prevent Adoption Disruption

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-045
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Title Matching to Prevent Adoption Disruption
Author VALDEZ Gail M
Generic unit Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

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Date published/issue 10-00-1994
Date received 00-00-0000
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Page pp 3
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Type of material Monograph
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Index Failure-placement
Special-needs-child
Paps-eligibility
Matching
Free text In this article, the authors, both in the Department of Psychology of Ohio University, express their belief that disruptions in adoptions could be reduced with proper matching of prospective adopters and the children needing placement. Proper training and preparation of parents for an adoption of a 'special needs' child (in this category are considered children older than three years, sibling groups, children having suffered abuse or neglect, disabled children, children of minority groups, etc.) is useful, but selection of parents for their parenting capacity outweighs other considerations when placing a child with particularities - the better the parenting skills or aptitudes, the more successful a placement of a difficult child. On the other hand, parents with lower skills can be matched with less demanding, more adaptable children. Suggestions for the kind of testing that can be used to do the matching are given.

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
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Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents