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  • Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
    by L. Anne Babb, Rita Laws; Hardcover Published by Bergin & Garvey; July 1997; Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child bridges the gap between the desire to help a waiting child and the reality of America's special needs adoption system. It is designed to be used by adoption professionals and adoptive parents, to help them get started, keep going, and locate whatever additional information and support they need. The authors are adoption professionals, long-time support volunteers, child advocates, and mothers of a total of 23 children, 14 of them adopted children with special needs.
    (Added: Tue Jul 03 2001)
  • Adoption Policy and Special Needs Children
    by Rosemary J. Avery (Editor); Hardcover Published by Auburn House Pub March 1997; Features many contributors writing about adoption advocacy, race and adoption, placement of older and disabled children, adoption disruption, adoptive parent recruitment, and policy related to federal adoption subsidy support.
    (Added: Tue Jul 03 2001)
  • Special-Needs Adoption : A Study of Intact Families
    by James A. Rosenthal, Victor K. Groze Hardcover Published by Praeger Pub Text April 1992; This volume reports the results of a large-scale survey of families who adopted children with "special needs": older children, minority children, handicapped children, or sibling groups. It assesses perceptions of social work services, parent-child relationships, family functioning, child behavior, school performance, and other aspects of adoptive family life.
    (Added: Tue Jul 03 2001)
  • Successful Adoptive Families : A Longitudinal Study of Special Needs Adoption
    by Victor K. Groze Hardcover Published by Praeger Pub Text; February 1996; What kinds of families adopt other people's children? What are their experiences in parenting children who may have been traumatized by earlier abuse and neglect? How well do these adoptions work out? This book discusses the design and results of a four-year longitudinal study of 199 such families.
    (Added: Tue Jul 03 2001)