Presentation: The Impacts of Biological Family Involvement on Adoptive Placements

This presentation from UMass examines the impacts of biological family involvement on adoptive placements from foster care. It hypothesizes that biological family involvement has positive and negative consequences: while it can minimize a child’s sense of loss and grief after being removed from the family, it can also make it more difficult for the child to connect with his or her foster or adoptive parents.

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