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Providing Background Information to Adoptive Parents
Series: Bulletins for Professionals|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
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This bulletin for professionals outlines child welfare professionals' legal responsibility to provide background information to adoptive families about their prospective child or youth. The bulletin outlines the benefits of disclosure to the child, the adoptive family, and the adoption agency. It addresses the information that should be provided, helping families understand the information, international adoption where little or no information is available, wrongful adoption, and additional resources.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
What Information Needs to Be Provided
Helping Families Understand the Impact of Background Information
International Adoption Where Little to No Information is Available
Policies for Providing Information
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Providing background information to adoptive parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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