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Openness in Adoption

Openness in Adoption
Exploring Family Connections

August 1998 | 239 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Harold Grotevant and Ruth McRoy provide a thorough review of the issues involved in openness in adoption and a clear description of the methods and results of the landmark research project they led. They provide rich data from an exceptional sample of adoptees, their adoptive parents and their birth mothers, and provide a perspective of their experiences as `triangular families' which openness generates. The last chapter reaches some general conclusions and discusses implications for future adoption practice.
Openness in Adoption
The Issues, the Debates, and Evidence to Date

with Susan Henney and Steven J Onken
Changing Agency Practices toward Openness in Adoption
with Gretchen Miller Wrobel et al
Outcomes for Children
with Deborah Lewis Fravel and Carol Elde
Adoptive Parents' Perspectives on Their Roles and Relationships with Birthparents
with Cinda Christian and Chalandra Bryant
Birthmothers' Adjustment and Resolution of Grief
with Manfred van Dulmen
The Adoptive Kinship Network
Putting the Perspectives Together

General Conclusions and Implications

"Grotevant and McRoy’s Openness in Adoption is an excellent example of a well-designed, focused, thoughtful piece of research carried out in a field that is complex and controversial." 

David Howe
Child and Family Social Work

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