Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections

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SAGE, Jun 24, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 229 pages
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Harold Grotevant and Ruth McRoy provide a thorough review of the issues involved in openness in adoption and a clear description of the methods and results of the landmark research project they led. They provide rich data from an exceptional sample of adoptees, their adoptive parents and their birth mothers, and provide a perspective of their experiences as `triangular families' which openness generates. The last chapter reaches some general conclusions and discusses implications for future adoption practice.
  

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Contents

Changing Agency Practices Toward
25
Method
67
Outcomes for Children
83
Adoptive Parents Perspectives on Their Roles
107
BirthmotherV Adjustment and Resolution of Grief
135
General Conclusions and Implications
195
References
209
Author Index
219
About the Authors
227
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About the author (1998)

Family Relations, Idenity; Adoptive Families, University of Minnesota.

RUTH G. MCROY is Associate Professor of Social Work and Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Fellow in Services to Children and Families at the University of Texas at Austin.

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