Child Adoption: A Study of Indian Experience
Author
H.M. Billimoria
Specifications
  • ISBN : 9789352625611
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Description
Adoption is a bridge between the unwanted, neglected and illegitimate child needing a home and married couples wanting to complete their family. What are the experiences of the Indian parent in a planned adoption, where the professional social worker plays God bringing the two together and helping them adjust to each other? Adoption is a bridge between the unwanted, neglected and illegitimate child needing a home and married couples wanting to complete their family. What are the experiences of the Indian parent in a planned adoption, where the professional social worker plays God bringing the two together and helping them adjust to each other? Are the expectations of the adoptive parents fulfilled, when they open their hearts and homes to needy children during their years of growing up? The research project throws light on this and other problems in the process of adjustment to the new situation. It deals with the attitude of the family, the neighbors and the community to the adoptive child. Are the experiences of the adoptive parents really different from those of natural parents? The study deals with the sensitive issue of telling the child about the fact of adoption and the reasons for telling or not telling, as well as its consequences. Finally, it touches on how the adoptive child grows up the handles the fact of adoption, if told. Does the child seek information about his natural parents? Is there an identity crisis? The book indicates how social workers may help to make adoption a satisfying experience, for both th child and the adoptive parents. Contents- 1. Introduction 2. Identifying Adoptive Parents 3. The Adoptive Experience 4. Married Couples without Children 5. The Adopted Child 6. Conclusion References