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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan$
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David E. Biegel and Arthur Blum

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.001.0001

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Innovations in Adoption

Innovations in Adoption

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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan


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This chapter discusses the different populations of adoptees in the US, including their unique needs and vulnerabilities. It then reviews recent innovations in practice and service delivery, such as the emergence of attachment theory/therapy for improved understanding of adopted children, family centered or family-based adoption practice, increased use of computer technologies and the Internet, and adoption system and child welfare system reforms.

Keywords:   adoptees, adopted children, infants, social work practice, child welfare reform

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