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ISS/IRC Code PER-ADOPT UK-01-008
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Title Adoption and Fostering
Author BAAF (British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering)
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Date published/issue 00-00-1998
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, Skyline House, 200 Union Street, London SE1 OLX
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Adoption-relative
Foster-care
Substitute-family
Adoption-open
Free text Autumn 1998 issue of this publication. Article Kinship care in the United States by Emily Jean McFadden focuses on the evolution in the USA of what the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) defines as: the full-time nurturing and protection of children who must be separated from their parents by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, god-parents, step-parents or other adults who have a kinship bond with a child. These are informal or formal arrangements which are seen as preferred placement options when considering the importance of culture in identity formation. In The systemic family approach to foster care assessment by Sylvia McCracken and Isobel Reilly the authors apply systemic theory and practice to the assessment and evaluation of foster carers and their families. In Adoptive parents: A practice perspective by Susan Mann the author presents "recommendations about how to create a more positive and productive dialogue among all parties affected by varying adoption practices", particularly in view of recent trends emphasizing more openness in adoption

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
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