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Openness in Adoption Exploring Family Connections

by Harold D. Grotevant, Ruth G. McRoy

Part of the SAGE Library of Social Research Series

Openness in Adoption Exploring Family Connections Synopsis

Harold Grotevant and Ruth McRoy provide a thorough review of the issues involved in openness in adoption and a clear description of the methods and results of the landmark research project they led. They provide rich data from an exceptional sample of adoptees, their adoptive parents and their birth mothers, and provide a perspective of their experiences as `triangular families' which openness generates. The last chapter reaches some general conclusions and discusses implications for future adoption practice.

Openness in Adoption Exploring Family Connections Press Reviews

Grotevant and McRoy's Openness in Adoption is an excellent example of a well-designed, focused, thoughtful piece of research carried out in a field that is complex and controversial. -- David Howe * Child and Family Social Work *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803957794
Publication date: 4th August 1998
Author: Harold D. Grotevant, Ruth G. McRoy
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 239 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships,

About Harold D. Grotevant, Ruth G. McRoy

Family Relations, Idenity; Adoptive Families, University of Minnesota.

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