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Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - September 29, 2017 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 10185
Date: 2017-06-11

Author:kate schumaker

Subject:Adoption of Children with Speical Needs: What Predicts Successful Outcomes?

Dear Collegaues, We are looking for any research that has looked at attributes of prospective adoptives families that contribute to successful outcomes for special needs adoptions. For example, we would be grateful for references to any literature that looks at things like family constellation, number of children in the home, previous experience with a special needs child, etc. and their relative contribution to children's well-being, and family well-being. We are particularly interested in literature that looks at the adoption of children with complex special needs. We would also be interested in any literature that demonstrates what kinds of post-adoption supports seem to contribute to these outcomes. Thanks very much in advance, Kate Schumaker Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

Dear Collegaues, We are looking for any research that has looked at attributes of prospective adoptives families that contribute to successful outcomes for special needs adoptions. For example, we would be grateful for references to any literature that looks at things like family constellation, number of children in the home, previous experience with a special needs child, etc. and their relative contribution to children's well-being, and family well-being. We are particularly interested in literature that looks at the adoption of children with complex special needs. We would also be interested in any literature that demonstrates what kinds of post-adoption supports seem to contribute to these outcomes. Thanks very much in advance, Kate Schumaker Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto



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