Child Adoption A Study of Indian Experience

ISBN Number : 978-93-5262-561-1

Library Price : Rs.840

Library Dollar Price : 34$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2016

No. Of Pages : 200

Book Weight :0

About The Book

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

About The Author

Mrs. H.M. Billimoria is a professional social researcher of longstanding. She has worked for many years I various capacities for the Indian Council of Social Welfare. As a research Officers, she was associated with projects supported by the Department of Health Education and Welfare of the U.S. Government. As its programmes officer, she dealt with inter-country adoption, and has a wide experience in this field, dealing with the International Social Service and other foreign adoption agencies in connection with inter-country adoption. Her experiences in inter-country adoption made her feel the need for promoting the adoption of children by Indian parents. As a committee member of the Family Welfare Agency, one of the oldest in the field, she decided to evalutate the experiences of Indian parents, so that other might be encouraged to adopt children and she has published a book on Adoption – An Indian Experience,the present project on adoption. She was on the academic staff of the Tata Institute of Social Science, Bombay for many years.
At present, she is on the research committee of Indian Council of Social Welfare. She is presently engaged in under taking research on Child Welfare. She is also consultant of Maharashtra State Branch of I.C.S.W. as a consultant, on their project for the Aged.


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