Adoption for Troubled Children: Prevention and Repair of Adoptive Failures Through Residential Treatment

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Psychology Press, 1984 - Family & Relationships - 201 pages
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Experienced staff members from a children's residential center describe the special preparation needed to insure the successful adoption of older troubled children. Written with enormous compassion and understanding, Adoption for Troubled Children addresses the special problems encountered in the adoption of older children and demonstrates the need for synchronized efforts between and among individuals and agencies to better prepare the youngsters and families for stable and permanent adoptions. Focusing on the best interests of these troubled and troubling children, the authors provide case descriptions, historical background, and even the words of adoptable children to make a convincing appeal for more thorough and effective prevention and resolution of the problems incurred in older child adoptions.
 

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Contents

Placing Out and Adoption in America
3
Family Cars
15
A Marked Child
29
A Time to Know
45
Where A Home Is
57
Information and Reminiscences
71
A Matter of Priority
101
A Son Like Me
119
The Marketplace
135
An Accident
147
Head Patterns
161
A Butterfly in Flight
175
A Butterfly Still Flying
189
On Buying A Child
201
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