Previous Chapter Part VI: Research Findings in Adoption Work: Preface Next Chapter
Part VI: Research Findings in Adoption Work: Preface
Subject: Adoption/Fostering Counseling
Because of the importance of data derived from research findings in adding to ourunderstanding of issues affecting members of the adoption triad, we decided toinclude a systematic discussion on research issues in this book. With this inmind, we are including contributions by Madelyn Freundlich (Chapter 21), Mary Jo Carr (Chapter 22),Amanda Baden (Chapter 23), and Douglas Henderson, DanielSass, and Jeanna Carlson (Chapter 24) to guide ourdiscussion.
Freundlich's critical examination, for instance, of the emerging researchcontributions thus far, provides important suggestions to guide futureresearcher initiatives. In her chapter, “Research Contributions:Strengthening Services for Members of the Adoption Triad,” she examinesthe current state of adoption research regarding the impact of adoption on birthparents, adopted persons, and adoptive parents. ...