Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption: Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed as Infants and as Older Children.
Groza, V. Rosenberg, K. F.
ix, 215 pp.
Publication Information: Bergin and Garvey, Westport, CT.
Available from: Bergin and Garvey
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
This book provides a research-based perspective of social work treatment issues for adoptees placed as infants and as older children. The text addresses family formation issues, abandonment and separation, identity development, and attachment, as well as shared identity and search and reunion issues. Differences and similarities between adoptees placed at various life stages are highlighted. The book also examines considerations for adoption support, ethical challenges and values in adoption practice, and treatment of the adoption triad. The treatment needs of children placed in transracial and intercountry adoptions are discussed. Numerous references, 1 table.
adopted children; adopted adults; adoptive parents; clinical intervention; therapeutic intervention; infertility; search for birth parents; adoption support; ethics; transracial adoption; intercountry adoption; infant adoption; older child placement