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Role Perceptions of Kinship and Other Foster Parents in Family Foster Care

Peter J. Pecora, Nicole S. Le Prohn, and John J. Nasuti

in Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109405
eISBN:
9780199865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the results of two related studies that examined the characteristics, role conceptions, agency involvement, and satisfaction of relative and nonrelative foster parents. The two ... More


Relationships, Social Support Networks, and Parenting

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Prior chapters have reported on alumni functioning in terms of physical and mental health; education; and employment and finances. This chapter focuses on the nature and quality of the relationships ... More


The Case for Kinship Adoption Laws

Marianne Takas and Rebecca L. Hegar

in Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109405
eISBN:
9780199865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the impact of the new status of “kinship adoption” on family relationships. It reviews how the law regulates parent/child relationships. It argues that kinship adoption could ... More


Compensated Motherhood and the State: Foster Parents as Workers

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role of foster parents as workers, an idea rooted in the nineteenth century role of the “boarding mother.” Child Welfare professionals, foster parents, and the public ... More


Providing Love and Care: Foster Parents as Parents

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ambiguity of the foster parent role in the post-World War II period, looking particularly at analogies to other kinds of parenting. It explores efforts by child welfare ... More


Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

David M. Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The practice of adoption has changed dramatically over the past century, with profound implications for children and families. One significant example is that many categories of adults who previously ... More


5 When the State Discriminates

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it looks at lesbian and gay litigants in foster care and adoption cases who have ... More


When the State Discriminates

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it looks at lesbian and gay litigants in foster care and adoption cases who have sometimes ... More


Helping America’s Orphans of War

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of World War II, which increased the need for foster care, decreased the supply of foster parents, and exacerbated tensions over women’s roles as workers, mothers, ... More


Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Catherine E. Rymph

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the ... More


Epilogue: “The great drama of childhood”

Megan Birk

in Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue examines how changes in child welfare policy were affected by the decline of the farm home as a symbol of American prosperity, the appropriate levels of work and education for children, ... More


Fostering and adoption

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter traces the next steps in the progress of children under the care of foundling hospitals. Survivors of the nursery were sent out to wetnurses and foster parents who cared for them in the ... More


Introduction

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is an examination of the effort of a group of white women who, aided sporadically by limited financial support from African Americans, labored for over a century to maintain a home for ... More


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