Catalogue by titles / Children who wait: long term foster care or adoption?

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT US-048
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Title Children who wait: long term foster care or adoption?
Author SCHMIDT-TIESZEN Ada
Generic unit Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 20, n° 1/

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Date published/issue 00-00-1998
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Duncan Lindsey, School of Public Policy , University of California, Los Angeleshttp://www.childwel
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Page pp.
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Type of material Monograph
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Document description Research
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Family-origin
Foster-care
Adoption
Adoptability-child
Foster-care-long-term
Free text Study focused on children who have been freed for adoption. Researchers examined case records of 147 children in state custody in an attempt to identify child characteristics that distinguish between those children whose social service goal was long term foster care and those whose goal was adoption. Results obtained through logistic regression indicated that a model including the variables of race, age, developmental disabilities of the child, and genetic or family history that puts the child at risk for medical intervention is significantly predictive of the social service goal. Children who were not European-American, were older, and had developmental disabilities were more likely to have the case plan of long term foster care, while the presence of genetic or family risk factors increased the chances that adoption would be planned. The authors discuss the implication for child welfare policy and practice.

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Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Legal
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