Adoption For Children And Families

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Bethany for Children and Families offers a variety of programs, but adoption is one of the most beneficial to those in the community in both Iowa and Illinois. Bethany offers infant, special needs, domestic, and international adoption services to families. Other services offered with adoption include; recruitment, screening, licensing, placement, case management, counseling and support services to birth parents placing a child for adoption, and post-adoptive services for adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents.
There are many steps that one endures during the adoption process. Individuals that are interested in adoption through Bethany must; attend group adoption preparation classes, interview with a Bethany Adoption Specialist,
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Journal Article Findings
When an adolescent becomes pregnant, they are faced with the choice on whether or not to parent it or put it for adoption. One article surveyed adolescent mothers who placed their children for adoption and adolescent mothers who parented their children. This particular survey indicated that adolescent mothers who put their child for adoption are more likely to complete vocational training, delay marriage, be employed after the births, and live in higher income households verses mothers who parent their children. Such authors of this article believe that adolescents who put their child for adoption had more advantages than adolescents who chose to parent their child. The mothers who did choose to adopt reported their lives as being less stressful. Majority of these mothers who chose to place their child for adoption also reported that they received post placement counseling and found that to help increase their satisfaction for their decision.
Another article explored discussed studies on openness in child welfare adoption. A longitudinal study that was conducted examined the contact between adoptive and biological families in 231 foster care adoptions. Studies found that 44% of adoptive parents reported some form of communication with the child’s biological family within the first phase. By the second and third phases, such communication between the child’s biological families decreased. Results
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