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Coming Out of the Adoptive Closet - Kyle N. Weir

Coming Out of the Adoptive Closet

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Published: 10th December 2003
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Coming Out of the Adoptive Closet explores the social disclosure patterns of adoptive parents, giving voice to the "everyday life" of adoptive families. In previous generations, parents often chose to keep the adoption experience hidden with an "adoptive closet." This qualitative study, utilizing interviews with 43 adoptive couples, explores the social disclosure of adoptive information by a new generation of adoptive parents. Focus is given to issues of social perception, individual development, family development, and family presentation strategies.

List of tables
Foreword
Preface/Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Literaturep. 8
Sample and methodologyp. 27
Social perceptionsp. 46
Social disclosurep. 100
Family development and family presentationp. 172
Counseling and therapyp. 198
Conclusionp. 230
Referencesp. 246
About the authorp. 254
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780761827382
ISBN-10: 0761827382
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 10th December 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.46