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UNDERSTANDING OPTIONS COUNSELING EXPERIENCES IN ADOPTION: A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF FIRST/BIRTH PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
The primary objective of this study is to understand the decision-making experiences of women who have relinquished their parental rights to adoption within the past 25 years, as well as the context in which options surrounding crisis pregnancies are discussed with expectant parents by professionals in the adoption community. A variety of key best practice recommendations conclude this study.
Published: November 2016
Safeguarding the Rights and Well-Being of Birthparents in the Adoption Process
This study represents the most thorough, intensive and sophisticated effort to date to understand contemporary infant adoption, particularly as it relates to the least-understood and most-stigmatized participants in the process: the women and men usually termed "birthparents."
Published: November 2006