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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT US-004
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Title Special-Needs Adoption: A Study of Intact Families
Author ROSENTHAL James A
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1992
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher Praeger Publishers, One Madison Avenue, New York, USA
Distributor
Page 240
Price
ISBN 0 275 93790 9
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Testimony
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Failure-placement
Special-needs-child
Disabled
Prepa-adoption-paps
Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Free text Results of study conducted in 1988 among families who adopted children with special-needs in Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois and focuses on success rates of those adoptions. The authors include testimonies from the perspective of adoptees. The experience of single adoptive parents is represented. Chapter on recommendations for special-needs adoptions including the need for pre-placement and post-placement services, respite care, support groups, financial subsidies and the new challenge posed by AIDS.

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