Award Date

1-1-1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

First Committee Member

Jem Nakhaima

Number of Pages

79

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Adoption; Books; Children; Foster; Life; Parent

Controlled Subject

Social service

File Format

pdf

File Size

2529.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/18p0-u010


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