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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-046
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Title Indicators of Adoption Breakdown
Author ZWIMPFER Diane M
Generic unit Social Casework: The Journal of Contemporary Socia

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Date published/issue 00-00-1983
Date received 00-00-0000
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Page pp 1
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Type of material Monograph
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Country concerned
Index Failure-placement
Special-needs-child
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Free text Study conducted in New Zealand on eighty cases of adoption breakdown compared to a control group of successful adoptions. Individual cases were reviewed with the social workers involved and matching criteria checked along with other particularities of parents and children involved, such as age of the child and age of the parents at the time of placement, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, motivations for adoption, family composition, etc. Selection by social workers could have been influenced by a number of factors which included the threatened over-supply of babies available for adoption in New Zealand at the time and the difficult task of rejecting parent applicants which would have led them to ignore warning signals. The tendency to place "different" or hard-to-place children with "different" (possibly marginal, lower socio-economic or minority backgrounds) parents added double stress to the placements which eventually failed.

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Work area Psychology
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