Journal / Book Title
The Counseling Psychologist
This article presents an overview of the practice of adoption to counseling psychologists to promote clinical understanding of the adoption experience and to stimulate research on adoption. The article includes definitions of adoption terminology, important historical and legal developments for adoption, a summary of adoption statistics, conceptualizations of adoption experience, themes and trends in adoption outcome research related to adoptees and birthparents, and selected theoretical models of adoption. The importance of considering social context variables in adoption practice and research is emphasized.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Baden, Amanda; Zamostny, Kathy P.; O'Brien, Karen M.; and Wiley, Mary O'Leary, "The Practice of Adoption: History, Trends, and Social Context" (2003). Department of Counseling Scholarship and Creative Works. 92.
Zamostny, Kathy P., Karen M. O'brien, Amanda L. Baden, and Mary O'Leary Wiley. "The practice of adoption: History, trends, and social context." The Counseling Psychologist 31, no. 6 (2003): 651-678.
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