Handbook of Adoption

Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families

by Rafael Art Javier, Amanda L. Baden, Frank A. Biafora, Alina Camacho-Gingerich

Although most mental health and behavioral health professionals have encountered adoption triad members—birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons—in their clinical practice, the vast majority have had no formal or informal training on adoption issues. The Handbook of Adoption is the first text designed for mental health practitioners to specifically address the many dimensions of adoption-related issues which can and do affect adoption triad members, specifically in the United States.

  • SAGE Publications; December 2006
  • ISBN: 9781452206424
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Handbook of Adoption
  • Author: Rafael Art Javier; Amanda L. Baden; Frank A. Biafora; Alina Camacho-Gingerich
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc

In The Press

"Unique and refreshing in its total inclusion of the entire adoption triad experience, the book strongly supports more fully incorporating the needs of this special population in psychotherapy and social work degree programs." —P.M. Salela, University of Illinois, Springfield