The Psychology of Adoption
David M. Brodzinsky Associate Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology Rutgers University, Marshall D. Schechter Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Emeritus)
Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 12, 1990 - 416 pages
In this volume David Brodzinsky, who has conducted one of the nation's largest studies of adopted children, and Marshall Schechter, a noted child psychiatrist who has been involved with adoption related issues for over forty years, have brought together a group of leading researchers from various disciplines to explore the complex interdisciplinary subject of adoption. While recent empirical work has shown that adopted children are more vulnerable to a host of psychological and school-related problems compared to their nonadopted peers, and that the rate of referral of adopted children to mental-health facilities is far above what would be expected given their representation in the general population, our understanding of the basis for these problems remains unclear. In this book, theoretical, empirical, clinical, and social policy issues offer new insights into the problems facing parents of adopted children, and especially the children themselves. A comprehensive study, The Psychology of Adoption will be of interest to child psychiatrists, developmental and clinical psychologists, social workers, social service providers, and adoptive parents.
A Stress and Coping Model of Adoption Adjustment
Biologic Perspectives of Adoptee Adjustment
The Meaning of the Search
Contrasting Adoption Foster Care
Acknowledgment or Rejection of Differences?
Adoption and Identity Formation
Rates and Correlates
Brief SolutionFocused Therapy
adop adopted adolescents adopted child adopted children adoptee's adoption adjustment adoption agency adoption story adoption worker adoptive family adoptive homes adoptive parents adoptive placement adoptive status antisocial attitudes baby background behavior biological family biological parents birth birthmother birthparents Bohman Boneh Brodzinsky Cadoret Chapter Chestnut Lodge clinical closed adoption cognitive conduct disorder conflicts coping court developmental discussion disorder disruption emotional environmental experience factors Fanshel fantasies father feelings Festinger foster care foster parents genetic hospital identify identity formation illegitimacy important individual infants infertility interviews involved issues Kirk loss ment nonadopted older open adoption outcome parent-child parental rights parenthood patients person placed pregnancy probands problems professionals psychoanalytic psychological psychotherapy questions relationship relinquishment reported response role sample Schechter schizophrenia self-esteem sense sexual siblings social Solution-Focused Therapy Sorosky stress suggests therapist therapy tion transracial adoption treatment variables