Catalogue by titles / Assessing attachment, permanence and kinship in choosing permanent homes

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-070
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Title Assessing attachment, permanence and kinship in choosing permanent homes
Author HEGAR Rebecca
Generic unit Child Welfare, Vol 72, n° 4, ISSN : 0009-4021

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Date published/issue 07-00-1993
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Child Welfare League of America http://www.cwla.org/
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Page pp.
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Type of material Monograph
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Document description Commentaries
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Siblings
Foster-care
Kinship-care
Adoption
Attachment
Placement
Free text Attachment, permanence and kinship care can be used explicitly as criteria in selecting permanent homes for foster children. Each criterion represents an established value in child welfare theory and practice, and each should be weighed or balanced when placement decisions are made in individual family situations. In case of a sibling group of foster children entering adoption, the three criteria formed the basis for a placement recommendation that proved successful. The thesis of this article is that sound child placement decisions can be based on careful individualized evaluation of how a particular home meets the child's needs for these three desirable factors. Although the three factors are already considered in child placement practice, they frequently are not made explicit, and the trade-offs made among them go unacknowledged. Each factor is examined. They are applied to a case and a placement recommendation is discussed.

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