42. Fostering and Adoption

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch42

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Fostering and Adoption, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch42

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • fostering and adoption, physical care being good/essential;
  • foster care, mostly ending with children back to birth parents;
  • social skill, impaired, leaving children at ‘odds’ in social setups;
  • category of children cared/adopted as refugees, from war-torn countries;
  • children in fostering/adoption, earlier subjected to neglect/scapegoating;
  • mental health assessment, comprehensive, and thorough psychometric;
  • stable placement with loving parental figures, meeting the child's needs;
  • guidance needed for foster/adoptive parents, in handling difficult children

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fostering

  • Adoption

  • Psychopathology

  • Assessment

  • Issues in deciding placement

  • Identity and contact issues

  • Issues and therapeutic work with foster or adoptive parents

  • Specific interventions

  • Issues in selecting adoptive parents

  • Subject review

  • Further reading