Innovations in Adoption


in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111552
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865734 | DOI:

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

 Innovations in Adoption

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This chapter discusses the different populations of adoptees in the US, including their unique needs and vulnerabilities. It then reviews recent innovations in practice and service delivery, such as the emergence of attachment theory/therapy for improved understanding of adopted children, family centered or family-based adoption practice, increased use of computer technologies and the Internet, and adoption system and child welfare system reforms.

Keywords: adoptees; adopted children; infants; social work practice; child welfare reform

Chapter.  11298 words. 

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