The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child

Experts call it “High Structure/High Nurture” parenting. You may think you can't deal with an angry child who has neurological problems, but with training, you may surprise yourself. As an adoptive parent through the foster system, ...


Author: Corrie Lynn Player

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605507989

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Domestic or international? Baby or older child? A child with special needs? The number of decisions you will need to make when deciding to adopt can at times seem overwhelming. The Everything® Parent’s Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child offers all the information any potential or newly adoptive parent might need. Parenting expert and adoptive parent Corrie Lynne Player has interviewed hundreds of adoptive parents and presents a cross-section of age, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds to help you make the most informed decisions. This essential guidebook is packed with reassuring advice on how to handle the most common issues, including: -Questions to ask before adopting -Bonding techniques for each age group—from newborn to teenager -Adopting children with physiological or psychological special needs -Adopting outside your ethnic group -Navigating international adoptions -Fielding difficult questions about your adopted child’s birth parents -Helping your adopted child cope with feelings of loss and abandonment With this book by your side, you will bond with your child for a lifetime!

Raising Government Children

foster children, their biological parents, and their foster parents were viewed with suspicion by much of the public and even by the agencies that served them. Placement workers understood the pool of potential adoptive parents to be ...


Author: Catherine E. Rymph

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469635651

Category: History

Page: 271

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In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the loving care of temporary, substitute families. Today, however, the foster care system is widely criticized for failing the children and families it is intended to help. How did a vision of dignified services become virtually synonymous with the breakup of poor families and a disparaged form of "welfare" that stigmatizes the women who provide it, the children who receive it, and their families? Tracing the evolution of the modern American foster care system from its inception in the 1930s through the 1970s, Catherine Rymph argues that deeply gendered, domestic ideals, implicit assumptions about the relative value of poor children, and the complex public/private nature of American welfare provision fueled the cultural resistance to funding maternal and parental care. What emerged was a system of public social provision that was actually subsidized by foster families themselves, most of whom were concentrated toward the socioeconomic lower half, much like the children they served. Analyzing the ideas, debates, and policies surrounding foster care and foster parents' relationship to public welfare, Rymph reveals the framework for the building of the foster care system and draws out its implications for today's child support networks.

A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children

Although various trends in child welfare are discussed, it is important to note that this book does not aim at criticizing the system, but rather focuses on the needs of the children going through the system.


Author: Susan McNair Blatt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 089789653X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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Although various trends in child welfare are discussed, it is important to note that this book does not aim at criticizing the system, but rather focuses on the needs of the children going through the system. A Guidebook for Raising Faster Children is resource for anyone involved with the foster care system and particularly families raising foster children."--BOOK JACKET.

Raising Other People s Children

What Foster Parenting Taught Me About Bringing Together A Blended Family Debbie Ausburn. The first few weeks that Laurie was with me were as pleasant as the caseworker had promised. Laurie was an industrious, polite child who excelled ...


Author: Debbie Ausburn

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578269006

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Raising Other People's Children helps you navigate the complicated world of foster and step-parenting with better awareness and greater empathy, providing real-life solutions for forging strong relationships in extraordinary circumstances. Drawing on Debbie Ausburn’s decades of experience with every facet of the foster care system, Raising Other People's Children provides expert guidance viewed through the lens of real human interactions. The responsibility and complexity involved in raising someone else’s child can seem overwhelming. Regardless of whether you’re a stepparent, foster parent or adoptive parent, it is on you to take on the challenge of caring for them, helping them to move forward while also meeting their unique emotional needs.

How to Measure the Cost of Foster Family Care

The Cost of Raising Foster Children We are interested in three types of cost : direct costs , indirect costs , and non - economic costs . Direct or out - of - pocket costs include the expenses the family actually incurs in raising ...


Author: Barbara H. Settles



Category: Foster home care

Page: 57

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The Adequacy of Foster Care Allowances

that it was desirable in order to bring about and retain an adequate supply of foster parents. The financial indirect costs of foster parents has been conceptualised as the value of the time given to raising foster children.


Author: Nina Oldfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429801303

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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First published in 1997, this timely examination of allowances paid to foster carers demonstrates clear evidence that the nature of foster care is changing. The degree of difficulty in caring for the average child is greater than ever before making the tasks asked of carers more demanding and skilful. The fostering allowances were subject to five tests of adequacy. Evidence showed that allowances have maintained their value over time and were adequate to meet the normal costs of child rearing but not the extra or indirect costs of fostering. Moreover, a unique cross national study of payments uncovered that Britain has lower levels of allowance than more than half the 15 countries examined. This book contributes to the debate on the measurement of living standards. It uses budget standard methodology to estimate the cost of a child living a modest but adequate lifestyle in the 1990s.

Handbook of Parenting

Foster. Parenting. Jeffrey. Haugaard. Cindy. Hazan. Cornell. University. INTRODUCTION Foster parents provide care to children who cannot remain with their families by bringing these children into their homes. Although this care is meant ...


Author: Marc H. Bornstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135650810

Category: Education

Page: 584

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Despite the fact that most people become parents and everyone who has ever lived has had parents, parenting remains a mystifying subject about which almost everyone has opinions, but about which few people agree. Striking permutations on the theme of parenting are emerging--single parenthood, blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. Divided into four volumes, the Handbook of Parenting is concerned with different types of parents, basic characteristics of parenting, forces that shape parenting, problems faced by parents, and the practical sides of parenting. Contributors have worked in different ways toward understanding all of these diverse aspects of parenting and look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent has wondered about. Because development is too subtle, dynamic, and intricate to admit that parental caregiving alone determines the course and outcome of ontogeny, volume 1 concerns how children influence parenting. Volume 2 relates parenting to its biological roots and sets parenting in its ecological framework. Volume 3 distinguishes among the cast of characters responsible for parenting and is revealing of the psychological make-ups and social interests of those individuals. Volume 4 describes problems of parenting as well as the promotion of positive parenting practices. Written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting, each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting, and is rooted in current thinking and theory as well as classic and modern research on that topic. All chapters follow a standard organization including an introduction to the chapter as a whole followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classic and modern research, forecasts of future directions for theory and research, and a conclusion. In addition to considering their own convictions and research, the chapter contributors present and broadly interpret all major points of view and central lines of inquiry.

Parenting for the State

work to benefit their ethnic community by assisting Latino families in trouble by taking temporary care of their children . By understanding their foster parenting as acting as extended families to foster children and their families ...


Author: Teresa Toguchi Swartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000100396

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Through careful ethnography and rich in-depth interviews at a non-profit foster family agency, this book takes a look behind the scenes of our troubled foster care system.

DHHS Publication No OHDS

The calculation of direct and indirect costs of raising foster children are examined . Direct costs include the expenses the family incurs in raising a child such as food , clothing , housing , education , etc.




ISBN: UOM:39015031737946

Category: Public health

Page: 296

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