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Table of Contents for Brothers and Sisters in Adoption


Chapter 1: The Development of Realistic Expectations: Myth or Actuality?
Chapter 2: Pre-placement Preparation: The Child’s Past is Important
Chapter 3: Taking Stock: Are We a Family for a Child?
Chapter 4: “Getting to Know Him:” Dads in Adoption
Chapter 5: Joining “Waiting” Families and “Waiting” Children: Matching is not an Exact Science
Chapter 6: Moving to the Adoptive Family: Through the Eyes of the Child
Chapter 7: When a Child Leaves the Family: Displacement, Disruption and Dissolution
Chapter 8: Post-placement: The Family Becomes Immobilized
Chapter 9: Mobilization: Becoming a “New and Different” Family—Part I
Chapter 10: Mobilization: Becoming a “New and Different” Family—Part II
Chapter 11: “We’re All Grown Up:” Turning 18 and Beyond
A Parallel Pre-Adoptive Training Model for Typically-Developing Children
Sexual Abuse Pre-Placement Activity
Adoptive Family Safety Contract
Social Readjustment Rating Scale for Adults
Social Readjustment Rating Scale for Non-adults
“We aren’t done yet!” Adopting in Middle Adulthood
“But will they be real brothers and sisters?” Families with Typically-Developing Siblings by Adoption and/or Birth





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