Achieving Excellence in Special Needs AdoptionBy:
With President Clinton's Adoption 2002 initiative and the enactment of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, attention is focusing on adoption for children in out-of-home care who cannot return home. The number of waiting children in out-of-home care has grown, and the needs of these children are complex. This special issue of Child Welfare features articles by leading adoption researchers and practitioners on key issues surrounding special-needs adoption, from the latest research on obstacles to adoption for the longest-waiting children and clinical techniques in working with children with attachment disorders, to effective approaches for adoptive parent recruitment and preparation. It provides practitioners and policymakers with information that is essential to meeting the critical challenges confronting special-needs adoption today.
CWLA Stock Number: 7879
Publication Date: 1999