By Anthony Douglas, Terry Philpot
Adoption: altering households, altering instances attracts jointly contributions from all people with an curiosity in adoption: followed humans; start mom and dad and adoptive mom and dad; practitioners and bosses within the statutory and voluntary sectors; lecturers and coverage makers. Chapters on examine and coverage are interspersed with these from individuals with first-hand adventure of being followed, turning into an adoptive guardian or giving a toddler up for adoption. jointly, they supply exact insights right into a topic that even if usually within the media is frequently surrounded by means of prejudice and false impression. issues coated include:* young ones and teenagers in care* attempting to undertake* watching for adoption* existence after adoption* the politics of adoption.This available textual content deals a complete view of adoption coverage, perform and companies and analyses why adoption has develop into so debatable. It offers specialist and normal reader alike with a completely rounded photograph of adoption and exposes many of the myths surrounding it.
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Forty per cent of children in the care system have special needs like a learning disability, a physical disability or medical problems. In most European countries, they would remain in residential care rather than be adopted. Caring for a seriously disabled child is tough. It requires 24-hour care, and can quickly become life-threatening if medication regimes are not complied with. Residential care is much easier. Staff work in shifts and often in pairs. Some children need two or even three staff to care for them, such is the combination of their physical needs and challenging behaviour.
She had thought that as a young, single, woman she would not be considered as an adopter. Following preparation and assessment, she successfully adopted Justin. The child’s network of family, friends, neighbours and carers must be explored for possible families. It is harder to ﬁnd adopters than it was 25 years ago. Faced with the difﬁculty of recruiting families for children young and old, the trend in the US in recent years has been towards placing children with members of the extended family, particularly grandparents, or with members of the child’s network of contacts within the community.
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Adoption: Changing Families, Changing Lives by Anthony Douglas, Terry Philpot