Catalogue by countries / Children of open adoption

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-022
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Title Children of open adoption
Author SILBER Kathleen
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1989
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher Corona Publishing Co., P.O. Box 12407, San Antonio, Texas 78212, USA
Distributor
Page 193
Price
ISBN 0 931722 78 0
Type of material Book
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Document description Commentaries
Evaluation
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Secrecy-origin
Identity-origin
Adoption-open
Identity-adoptive
Free text In this book, the authors try to explain open adoption as a form of "blended families" as they exist in our society in cases of divorce and remarriages or where birth family is simply like extended family which includes other relatives within the adoptive family. Open adoption has evolved to "...include... birthparents and adoptive parents meeting one another, sharing full identifying information, and having access to ongoing contact over the years". The authors explain the benefits of openness in adoption and advocate it as a way of reducing the obsessions created in adoptees by unanswered questions, a means of relieving the guilt and loss feelings in birth parents, and all the fears and mystery about birthparents that adoptive parents feel. The chapters focus on different stages of development of the child being raised in open adoption from infancy through the teenage years.

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