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Little is known of how children experience removal from parents and placement into foster care. This paper presents results of a qualitative study of the experiences of 90 inner-city children, ages 8-14 years. Children's narratives portray a progression of traumatizing events ensuing from the...
It is hypothesized that in this century a pattern of three generations of adoptive parents has developed: the traditional-closed generation, the open-idealistic, and the materialistic-realistic generation. These three generations differ considerably in motives and attitudes concerning adoption....
This literature review examines the effect of adoption on the new parents' marriage. There are many factors in common with the transition to biological parenthood. A general decline in marital satisfaction is related to the partners' ability to balance marital and parental roles, to expectations...
The Research Digest column describes the contents, availability and methods of accessing large datasets suitable for adoption research. With data collected by or funded by a variety of federal government agencies, the accessibility of these archival datasets enables researchers to pursue some of...
THE SPIRIT OF OPEN ADOPTION. Gritter, James L. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 1997, 314 pp., ISBN 0-87868-637-1, $18.95 paper. Reviewed by Deborah Lewis Fravel. OUTER SEARCH, INNER JOURNEY. Dodds, Peter F. Puyallup, WA: Aphrodite Publishing, 1997, 280 pp., ISBN...
This article reviews eleven adoption articles which appeared in the Boston Globe newspaper during the first quarter of 1998. The subjects covered include the empowerment of birth mothers, open adoptions, search, adoption support, financing adoptions, and international adoptions.
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