Catalogue by countries / The Psychology of Adoption

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-033
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Title The Psychology of Adoption
Author BRODZINSKY David M (Ed.)
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1990
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher Oxford University Press, Inc., 198 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y 10016-4314, USA
Distributor
Page 396
Price
ISBN 0 19 508273 7
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Evaluation
Country concerned
Index Family-origin
Substitute-family
Interacial
Abandon-cause
Identity-origin
Adoption-open
Failure-placement
Attachment
Worktool
Identity-adoptive
Free text Collection of articles where the authors discuss feelings of loss, self-esteem, attachment difficulties and identity problems which can be part of the adoption experience. Adjustment and success rates in adoption seen from the perspectives of biology and environment. Anne Brodzinsky's article focuses on the readjustment in concept which has taken place in recent years about the birthmother's experience on surrendering her child for adoption. Article on open adoption: historical overview and contemporary societal changes that have had an impact on present adoption practice.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
Social work -->
Potential users
Other potential users Academic
Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents