Thinking about and managing contact in permanent placements: the differences and similarities between adoptive parents and foster carers

@inproceedings{Neil2003ThinkingAA,
  title={Thinking about and managing contact in permanent placements: the differences and similarities between adoptive parents and foster carers},
  author={Elsbeth Neil and Mary Beek and Gillian Schofield},
  year={2003}
}
  • Elsbeth Neil, Mary Beek, Gillian Schofield
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Children permanently separated from their birth families have to manage life-long issues of attachment, identity and loss. This article focuses on the issue of post- placement contact and discusses the qualities of foster carers and adopters that can best help children negotiate such issues when contact occurs. Two linked research studies provide data on young adopted children, and children in middle childhood placed in long-term foster care. Almost all foster children were found to be having… CONTINUE READING

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