Aronson, Jane E. Families with Children from China. January, April, and Summer 1997.
In this series of articles, the author discusses a number of prenatal hazards and the potential impact of these conditions on internationally adopted children.
Edelstein, Susan B.; Howard, J.; et al. Children with Prenatal Alcohol and/or Other Drug Exposure: Weighing the Risks of Adoption. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America, 1995.
This book highlights abilities, skills, and attitudes needed by adoptive parents to help them to experience a successful adoption of a substance-exposed infant. The author has integrated reports from the clinical findings with theories of adoption, chemical dependency, and child development. A comprehensive list of strategies that both parents and professionals can utilize when advocating for services for their children within the medical and educational systems is given. Chapters are also devoted to the most common health and developmental problems experienced by children who are exposed prenatally to alcohol or other drugs.
Edelstein, S.; Kropenske, V.; and Howard, J. "Project T.E.A.M.S." Social Work v 35, n 4 (July 1990): 313.
Hollinger, Joan. Adoption Law and Practice. New York: Matthew Bender Co., 1988.
A national guide to adoption law and practice, this books contains information on the psychosocial, legal, and ethical implications of adoption procedure and policy.
Hollinger, J. "Reconstructing American Adoption Law and Practice: The Challenge of Legal Reform." The Future of Children v 3, n 1 (Spring 1993): 43-61.
Kleinfield, Judith, and Wescott, S. (Editors). Fantastic Antone Succeeds!: Experiences in Educating Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 1993.
This book presents a collection of papers by parents, educators, and therapists who have successfully addressed some of the issues faced by children prenatally exposed to alcohol. In reviewing the articles, the editor concludes that: 1) negative stereotypes of alcohol-affected children are misleading; 2) individually tailored interventions in both the home and learning environments can make a big difference; and 3) specific educational strategies can increase the ability of alcohol-affected children to learn.
Kleinfield, J., and Morse, B. (Editors). Fantastic Antone Grows Up. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 1997.
Melina, Lois R. "Cocaine and Alcohol Affect Unborn Babies." Adopted Child v 7, n 11 (November 1988): 1-4.
The author uses cases histories to illustrate the multiple challenges faced by adoptive families when parenting infants that have been exposed prenatally to drugs or alcohol. Some possible effects of cocaine and alcohol exposure including growth retardation, mental retardation, facial abnormalities are examined. Guidelines for intervention strategies are given as well.
Melina, L. R. Raising Adopted Children: A Manual for Adoptive Parents. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
Montalvo, Elba. "Programs with a Cultural Fit: Working with Latino Families." Children's Voice v 6, n 4 (Summer 1997): 4,15.
The author discusses the culture values shared by various diverse Hispanic national groups and how these values can impact on recruitment, and other aspects of the adoption process for Latino families.
Montalvo, E. "Breaking Down Barriers and Building on Successes in the Policy Arena." Family Resource Coalition Report/Empowerment and Latino Families v 13, n 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1994-95).
------. "Against All Odds: The Challenges Faced by Latino Families and Children in the United States." The Roundtable v 8, n 2 (1994):
------. "Understanding Hispanic Culture." Adoptalk (Summer 1992): 3.
Pavao, Joyce M. "Normative Crises in the Development of the Adoptive Family A Model for Professionals Working with Adoptive Families." Unpublished manuscript. http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/Adoptinfo/crisis.html
This paper presents an overview of the model treatment and training program developed by the author, which incorporates the additional issues that adoptive families may go through when experiencing normal developmental crises. All members of the adoptive family, including the birth family, are included in the model.
Pavao. J. M. "Issues in Adoptive Families." Adoption Triad Forum (May/June 1994).