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'Adoption success': the reality of adoptive placements today

'Adoption success': the reality of adoptive placements today

Wright, Kerri (2009) 'Adoption success': the reality of adoptive placements today. Practice: Social Work in Action, 21 (2). pp. 119-125. ISSN 0950-3153 (Print), 1742-4909 (Online) (doi:

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In order to make adoption a true success story for adoptive parents and their children the number of adoptive placements that disrupt needs to become a key target. At present approximately 20 per cent of all adoptive placements
breakdown. This paper discusses the issues and difficulties facing adoptive families, using literature and personal experience, and suggests strategies and interventions that social workers need to be implementing if the disruption
rate is to decrease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption, adoption support, placement disruption
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
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