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Title Ethics in Contemporary American Adoption Practice
Author BABB L Anne
Generic unit Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption

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Date published/issue 00-00-1998
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor Victor Groza and Karen F. Rosenberg
Publisher Bergin and Garvey; 88 Post Road West, Wesport, CT 06881, USA
Page pp 1
Type of material Monograph
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Ethics
Free text Article from the book Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption: Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed as Infants and as Older Children. The author gives a historical overview of standards and values underlying current adoption practice in the USA. In the section on Ethical Challenges in Psychology and Social Work she discusses areas of conflict of values faced by adoption professionals. She reports on research into the ethical standards applied in procedures followed by licensed adoption agencies and other organizations and how these have affected the members of the adoption triad. The author proposes a "recommended model for ethical standards in adoption" which includes principles of responsibility to clients, integrity - in relation to birth parents, the adoptee and the adoptive parents, diligence and due care, confidentiality, communication - with accurate information on the consequences of adoption, objectivity and independence, fees and finances, contractual relationships.

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