The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute supports my assertion

Posted on March 7, 2008. Filed under: Adoption News |

Here’s the teaser to the beginning of an article that definitely supports my assertion that adoptive parents need more preparation to become adoptive parents (or at least that’s what I’m taking away from this.)

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Explores Adoptive Parent Preparation

Feb 29 2008

Phase I: Meeting the Mental Health and Developmental Needs of Adopted Children

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute released it’s initial phase of research which explored the preparation and education of adoptive parents, Adoptive Parent Preparation Project Phase I: Meeting the Mental Health and Developmental Needs of Adopted Children.

The 18 page Policy and Practice Perspective’s main recommendations included the need for more information about adoption and foster care for professionals’ graduate training programs and better continuing-education, parent training before and after adoption, professions need to provide a realistic view of adoption that focuses on skills, expectations, and the needs of an adopted child, community-based mental health professionals need better training in areas related to adoption.

Click HERE for the rest of this very informative and interesting study.

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