This book explores the challenges of adoption and how best to support families coping with these demands. Angie Hart and Barry Luckock draw together adoptive parents' experiences, professional practice and empirical research to provide an integrative account of adoption support services.
Adoption today -- Understanding adoptive childhood and family life : family practices and narratives as the context for adoptive support -- Adoption support : the legal and organisational framework for practice -- "Someone there for us" : the adoption support services adviser in context -- Facilitating "good enough" adoptive parenting through formal therapeutic interventions -- "Holding multiple families in mind" : enabling open communication and adoptive kinship -- Developing communities of adoptive practice.
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 20th July 2004
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers