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The Postadoption Experience: Adoptive Families' Service Needs and Service Outcomes

Edited by Martha Morrison Dore

Incorporating knowledge and experience from experts in the field and academia, The Postadoption Experience sheds light on successful and achievable approaches to meeting the needs of adoptive families and their children.

ISBN 1-58760-077-3/Item #10773/$29.95

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families

By Terry M. Levy and Michael Orlans

Examines the causes of attachment disorders, and engages in comprehensive discussion of effective solutions, including attachment-focused assessment and diagnosis, specialized training and education for caregivers, treatment for children and caregivers that facilitates secure attachment, and early intervention and prevention programs for high-risk families.

ISBN 0-87868-709-2/Item #7092/$34.95

The Spirit of Open Adoption

By James L. Critter

Learn about the need for members of the adoption triad to emphasize services that benefit adoptees. This profound spiritual journey explores the candor, commitment, community, and cooperation that define successful open adoptions.

ISBN 0-87868-637-1

Item #6371/$ 18.95

Lifegivers: Framing the Birthparent Experience in Open Adoption

By James L. Critter

Examine the ways in which birthparents are marginalized by the adoption system. This book offers the compelling case that adopted children are best served when birthparents and adoptive parents remain a part of their children's lives.

ISBN 0-87868-770-X/ltem #7700/$14.95

Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

Edited By Richard P. Earth, Madelyn Freundlich, and David Brodzinsky

Developed as a key resource, this book offers contributions from experts in the field on a range of issues connected with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, such as the effect of prenatal substance exposure on the child's immediate health, long-term health and development, remedial effects of positive postnatal environment, and counseling suggestions for prospective adoptive parents.

ISBN 0-87868-720-3/Item #7203/$28.95

Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: Practice Issues for Professionals

By Joseph Crumbley

Learn how to better serve transracial families and ensure that children within these families develop positive racial and cultural identities. This publication also offers professionals case studies and myths of transracial adoption, as well as tools on cultural competence and strategies for recruiting minority adoptive and foster parents.

ISBN 0-87868-717-3/Item #7173/$ 18.95

Children with Prenatal Alcohol and/or Other Drug Exposure: Weighing the Risks of Adoption

By Susan B. Eddstein

Designed for professionals, this book offers practical suggestions for preparing, counseling, and working with prospective adoptive parents who are considering adopting an infant or child who has been prenatally exposed to alcohol or other drugs.

ISBN 0-87868-630-4Atem #6304/$12.95

CWLA Standards of Excellence for Adoption Services

This 2000 edition of the Adoption Services Standards emphasizes making the standards equally applicable to both public and private nonprofit agencies and to domestic infant, intercountry, and specialneeds adoption.

ISBN 0-87868-781-5Atem #7815/$16.50

After Adoption: The Needs of Adopted Youth

By Jeanne A. Howard and Susan Livingston Smith

Designed to help child welfare professional develop postadoption services and strengthen adoptive families, this text examines the experiences of more than 1,000 adoptive families to find out how thev are functioning. …