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International Advances in Adoption Research for Practice

Wrobel, Gretchen Miller / Neil, Elsbeth (eds.)

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This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and internationalattitudes towards adoption research and outcomes.
* Whilst informal adoption of children has probably alwaysexisted across all human societies, this work is timely in thatinterest in the role of legal adoption as both a child welfaresolution and as a means of alternative family formation for adultswanting to become parents has never been higher.
* This book is an edited collection of 13 papers based on invitedkeynote presentations or paper symposia presentations given at theSecond International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR2) 2006.
* It gives a unique Cross-cultural look at adoption fromworldwide, multidisciplinary community of distinguished andemerging adoption researchers.
* International appeal, with different countries laws, attitudesand outcomes fully explored

Contributors.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART 1: ADOPTION IN CONTEXT.

Chapter 1: Nature, Nurture and Narratives (DavidHowe).

Chapter 2: How Tight Was the Seal? A Reappraisal of AdoptionRecords in the United States, England and New Zealand, 1851-1955(E. Wayne Carp).

Chapter 3: From Bucharest to Beijing: Changes in CountriesSending Children for International Adoption 1990 to 2006 (PeterSelman).

Chapter 4: The Ecology of Adoption (JesúsPalacios).

PART 2: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES.

Chapter 5: Children from Care CAN Be Adopted (Ruth G. McRoy,Courtney J. Lynch, Amy Chanmugam, Elissa Madden and SusanAyers-Lopez).

Chapter 6: Understanding Links Between Birth Parents and theChild They Have Placed for Adoption: Clues for Assisting AdoptingFamilies and for Reducing Genetic Risk (David Reiss, Leslie D.Leve and Amy L. Whitesel).

Chapter 7: Effects of Profound Early Institutional Deprivation:An Overview of Findings from a UK Longitudinal Study of RomanianAdoptees (Michael Rutter, Celia Beckett, Jenny Castle, EmmaColvert, Jana Kreppner, Mitul Mehta, Suzanne Stevens and EdmundSonuga-Barke).

Chapter 8: International Adoption Comes of Age: Development ofInternational Adoptees from a Longitudinal and Meta-AnalyticalPerspective (Femmie Juffer and Marinus H. vanIjzendoorn).

Chapter 9: Attachment Representations and Adoption Outcome: Onthe Use of Narrative Assessments to Track the Adaptation ofPreviously Maltreated Children in Their New Families (MiriamSteele, Jill Hodges, Jeanne Kaniuk, Howard Steele, Kay Asquith andSaul Hillman).

Chapter 10: Adopted Adolescents: Who and What Are They CuriousAbout (Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Kristin Dillon)?

Chapter 11: Emerging Voices - Reflections on Adoption from theBirth Mother's Perspective (Ruth Kelly).

Chapter 12: The Corresponding Experiences of Adoptive Parentsand Birth Relatives in Open Adoptions (Elsbeth Neil).

Chapter 13: Emotional Distance Regulation over the Life Coursein Adoptive Kinship Networks (Harold D. Grotevant).

Chapter 14: Connecting Research to Practice (Gretchen MillerWrobel and Elsbeth Neil).

Index.
"This is a rich and varied collection of papers - demanding toread but full of insight, wisdom and fresh viewpoints...... Adoption research across the world is alove and well and theeditors are to be congratulated for bringing some of the mostsignificant recent aspects of this together in a single volume."(Adoption & Fostering, 2010)

"International Advances in Adoption Research for Practiceis an important volume, composed of research that can be used toinform adoption practice. Adoption researchers and practitioners,as well as developmental psychologists, will benefit from theknowledge presented in this volume." (PsycCRITIQUES, April2010)"There is much in this research-based collection of papers that isrigorous and very informative"
-Professor Emeritus John Triseliotis
Gretchen Miller Wrobel is a Professor of Psychology at Bethel University, USA, and Investigator on the Minnesota-Texas Adoption Research Project focusing on the impact of openness in adoptive relationships. Her main interests are family communication about adoption and adoption-related curiosity.Elsbeth Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social Work and Psychology at the University of East Anglia, UK. She has experience as a childcare social worker in the UK. Her main research interests are in contact after adoption and post adoption support services, particularly in relation to children adopted from public care.