A study of sixteen committed children who, in spite of the presence of pathological factors in both their familial and own history have attained adoption through the Rhode Island Child Welfare services
Lyons, Helen Louise
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It is the purpose of this thesis to find out the steps by which the agency's staff try to help children with pathological factors achieve adoption status. The writer presents the following questions: 1) What is the nature of the pathology in the parental and family background which makes adoption questionable? 2) Nature of pathology in the child? 3) What are the resources and methods used to help the child achieve adoption status? 4) What ere the factors which finally determine the chiLlds adoptability?
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University