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This paper explores the motivations of surrogate mothers, with a focus on the underlying reparative motive. An overview of the typical surrogate's characteristics and personality, the theoretical underpinnings of the reparative motive, and the tension between reparation and loss in the surrogate...
Research on older child adoptions that incorporates the adoptee's perspective is noticeably absent from the literature. Drawing on the theoretical, clinical and empirical literature on children's understanding of family and adoption, this paper reports a study that examined older adoptees'...
Foster mothers and biological mothers were interviewed regarding their understanding of children's insecure attachment strategies and their knowledge of foster care issues. In addition, parent sensitivity was assessed and case workers in the foster care system reported on foster mothers'...
This Research Digest reviews recent studies of single-parent adoptions. Although there has not been much research to date, no particular problems have emerged in single-parent adoptions compared to two-parent adoptions. There is some evidence that single parents may be better able to handle more...
CHILDREN'S ADJUSTMENT TO ADOPTION: DEVELOPMENTAL AND CLINICAL ISSUES. Brodzinsky, David M., D. W. Smith, and Anne B. Brodzinsky. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998, Hardcover ISBN 0-7619-0515-4. Reviewed by Ulrich Mueller and Peter Gibbs. OPENNESS IN ADOPTION: EXPLORING FAMILY...
This review covers three articles in a series on adoption appearing in the New York Times in October 1998. The articles are an extensive review of the subjects of openness and stigma in adoption, of the cost of adoption, and of interracial adoptions.
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