- Author:Laraine Masters Glidden
- Title:Parents for Children, Children for Parents: The Adoption Alternative (MONOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION)
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The successful adoption of children with mental retardation promises an exciting new placement alternative -- a permanent family home for children with severe disabilities. This unique study carefully reviews the experiences of single adults, childless couples, and others who have adopted children with severe disabilities. This monograph identifies factors that affect adoption outcome including parental commitment, the child's characteristics, parents' personalities, family strength, and social supports.