19 June 2008

Foster-adoption article

an interesting article:

a portion to whet your appetite...

"In the 1970s, the emphasis was on removing children from unsafe families and protecting them through placement in foster care. But at the same time, there was a general reluctance to free children for adoption. Although adoption came to be viewed more favorably by the late 1980s and early 1990s, the commitment to freeing children for adoption was replaced by a philosophy that families should be kept together. Reunification was the desired outcome, even if it took years to achieve. Adoption was often perceived as a "failure" because it denied the reuniting of a child and his biological family." by Madelyn Freundlich; reprinted from Adoptive Families Magazine

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