Catalogue by keywords / Open and Closed: Adoption Casework in the Nineties

Documentation presentation
ISS/IRC Code COM-ADOPT ENG-016
Partner
Title Open and Closed: Adoption Casework in the Nineties
Author BYRD A Dean
Generic unit Newsletter

General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1996
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor Renee Garfinkel
Publisher Adoption Studies Institute, 2924 M Street, NW, Suite 101, Washington DC 20007, USA
Distributor
Page 4 p
Price
ISBN
Type of material Monograph
Language of document English

Document information
Document description
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Origins-info
Adoption-open
Adoption-domestic
Child-interest
Identity-adoptive
Free text On the issue of open adoption, the authors come to the conclusion that current available research does not clearly point out the benefits to the adoption ' triad ' of full openness. Among the risks and 'challenges' presented by open adoption they list the risk of a lack of adjustment by the birth mother to the loss of her child, attachment or bonding problems with the adoptive parents with subsequent identity formation difficulties; there is a further risk in the child grieving if contact between the adoptive family and the birth parents comes to an end for any reason.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Psychology
Potential users
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents