A Call for a More Ethical and Professional Adoption Practice.
, No. 101 National Council for Adoption
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Alexandria, VA 22314-2561
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This brief discusses the challenges facing the adoption field, the public perception that adoption often fails those it serves, and unethical adoption practice. Five recommendations for adoption professionals are made and include: a commitment to engage in hyper-diligence to ensure that best practices are used and the integrity of the field is beyond reproach; a commitment to serve every individual touched by adoption before, during, and after placement; a commitment to lifelong education and support of members of the adoption triad; the development and implementation of a uniform standard of practice in adoption; and a commitment to greater collaboration in the field of adoption.
adoption agencies; adoption process; professional conduct; ethics; promising practices; interagency collaboration; adoption triads; post adoption services; guidelines