Adoption (Chapter 8 in Critical Issues in Child Welfare, 2nd Ed.)
Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Shireman, Joan Foster.
Chapter in Book
Published: June 2015
Publication Information: Irvington, NY : Columbia University Press.
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This chapter focuses on adoption, and reviews the history of adoption, describes the framework of adoption and the different paths to adoption, discusses different types of adoption and protecting the adoption triad, explores the ethics of opening sealed records, and shares adoption outcomes. Nontraditional adoptive homes and the need for post-adoption services are also highlighted. 2 figures and numerous references.
adopted children; historical perspective; open adoption; ethics; outcomes; out of home care; ADOPTION RECORDS ACCESS; OPEN RECORDS