Promoting Successful Adoptions
Practice with Troubled Families
- Susan Livingston Smith - Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, Illinois State University, USA
- Jeanne A. Howard - Co-Director, Center of Adoption Studies, Catholic Univeristy of Leuven, Belgium
This book focuses on adoptive families after the legal finalization of the adoption has taken place. The authors, Susan Livingston Smith and Jeanne A. Howard, incorporate the findings of their own unique research project on troubled adoptive families with other empirical research, theory, practice, and knowledge. This volume is rich with case examples, detailed case histories, presentations of various practice strategies, and resources. The overall result is a stand-alone volume offering a clear and well-documented overview of the topic. It will be invaluable to social workers and other professionals working with children and families.
"This book is comprehensive in its presentation of background material, thorough and fair in its review of other studies, and full of useful information and effective case examples. . . . Everyone concerned about the future well-being of adoptive families—practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and adoptive parents—will find the book invaluable."