Preparation, support, and satisfaction of adoptive families in agency and independent adoptions

  title={Preparation, support, and satisfaction of adoptive families in agency and independent adoptions},
  author={Marianne Berry and Richard P. Barth and Barbara Needell},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
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