Catalogue by countries / Care and Commitment: Foster Parent Adoption Decisions

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT US-013
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Title Care and Commitment: Foster Parent Adoption Decisions
Author MEEZAN William
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1985
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246, USA
Distributor
Page 247
Price
ISBN 0 88706 103 6
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Evaluation
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Foster-care
Adoption
Failure-placement
Attachment
Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Free text The authors discuss the issue of permanency planning for children unable to live with their biological families and why some foster parents, given the opportunity to, decide to adopt children in their care while others choose not to. Among factors found to have a possible influence on this decision are: the family's prior experience with adoption and its motivation; biological family issues and how these are discussed and dealt with; continuity and quality of the relationship with case worker; socio-economic status of the family; the child's ability to form relationships and its resposiveness to the parents; the child's special needs as discussed during time adoption is considered.

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