Catalogue by countries / Developing Adoption Support and Therapy: new approaches for practice

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-089
Partner
Title Developing Adoption Support and Therapy: new approaches for practice
Author HART Angie; LUCKOCK Barry
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-2004
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED KINGDOM
Editor
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB, England or 400 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA (www.jkp.com)
Distributor
Page 224
Price
ISBN 1-84310-146-7
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Research
Country concerned UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
Index Family-adoptive
Adoptee
Special-needs-child
Follow-up-adoption
Attachment
Child-post-adopt-sup
Pap-homosexual
Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Free text This book explores the challenges of adoption and how best to support adoptive families. It uses three fictional families to illustrate issues such as the adoption of older children, single, lesbian and gay adoptive parenting and the importance of openness in adoptive relationships. More specifically, one section outlines the contents of contemporary law and policy in relation to adoption support and provides a critique of them. Another one develops the role of the Adopton Support Services Advisor and other providers of routine adoption support. A chapter deals specifically with formal therapeutic interventions and their role in strengthening the capacity of the attachment/care-giving relationship in adoptive families. Another chapter moves the discussion on further to consider problems of openness in communicating with children about their past and its meaning for their lives in the present. The book ends with a further move outwards from the adoptive family towards their participation in what it calls "community of adoptive practice". It considers ways in which adoptive parents, children, their former carers, adoption supporters and others can actively collaborate in the joint venture of settling children in adoptive families.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Sensitive
Work area Miscellaneous
Potential users Associate
NGO-Partner
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents
GOVT
NGO