After Adoption: The Needs of Adopted YouthBy:
Jeanne A. Howard
Susan Livingston Smith
How do children adopted from foster care and their families fare after adoption? The good news is that most children are doing well in their homes, schools, and communities. Yet many children and their families continue to struggle with the legacy of loss and maltreatment that brought them to foster care in the first place. After Adoption: The Needs of Adopted Youth examines the experiences of more than 1,000 adoptive families to find out how they are functioning years after the adoption. It analyzes the risk and resiliency factors associated with adjustment and examines differences in adoptions by kin, foster parents, and those matched with children for the purpose of adoption. After Adoption will help child welfare professionals better prepare parents and children for adoption as well as assist them in developing postadoption services to sustain and strengthen adoptive families...
CWLA Stock Number: 8753
Publication Date: 2003