Hope for the children: A community-based approach to supporting families who adopt children with special needs

Laurie F Kramer, Doris Houston

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Abstract

This study explored the need for and use of support by preadoptive families of children with special needs in the Hope for the Children program. The families live in a community alongside other foster and adoptive parents, senior citizen volunteers, tutors, therapists, mentors, and family advocates, and receive extensive community supports. Descriptive results from the study provide a basis for recommendations about the use of coordinated service delivery systems to promote adoption success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-635
Number of pages25
JournalChild Welfare
Volume78
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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