Master of Social Work (MSW)
First Committee Member
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The trend of foster parent adoption is increasing as more children are placed in foster care requiring a permanent family. This is an exploratory study focusing on foster children who are being adopted by their foster parents and their need for adequate preparation. In this study, a group of four children were prepared for adoption through the utilization of Life Books. Upon completion of the group, all of the subjects improved with respect to: knowledge of genealogical background, understanding reason for placement in foster care and comprehension of adoption. Adoption preparation is a preventative service that has been supported by the research as a method of reducing adoption disruption.
Adoption; Books; Children; Foster; Life; Parent
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Fiscus, Veronica, "Foster parent adoption: Preparing children through the use of Life Books" (1993). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 288.