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Title:Promoting Stability and Well -Being Among Families Who Adopt Children Out of Foster Care: Examining the Role of Formal and Informal Support
Author(s):Houston, Doris Marie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kramer, Laurie
Department / Program:Human Resources and Family Studies
Discipline:Human Resources and Family Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Abstract:These findings suggest a shift may be needed in the way supports for adoptive families are conceptualized and provided. Whereas traditional models of adoption support tend to be short-term, crisis-oriented and agency-focused, this study highlights the need for an ecologically-based model of adoption support that takes into account the evolving needs of adoptive families who are more likely to avoid family crises if they have access to supports from a host of informal and formal resources that include indigenous social networks, adoption agencies, and community-based helpers.
Issue Date:2003
Description:116 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086085
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003

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