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Adoption: Techniques for Treating Adoptive Parent Issues
Adoptive Parent continuing education social worker CEUs

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1. Why might some adopted children be reluctant to leave abusive homes?
2. What are four factors of parenting?
3. What are two things to consider when adopting trans-racially?
4. Why do some adoptive families wait until after they have received the referral to tell their loved ones?
5. What is one reason the "Chair Dialogue" Technique can be helpful?
6. What are some issues an adopted child for the arrival of a second adopted child?
7. What are 3 ways to prepare an adopted child before his or her placement?
8. What are three situations to expect upon the adopted child’s arrival into the child’s new home?
9. What are three techniques that might help a parent to see as their child sees?
10. What are some questions an adoptive parent might consider regarding adopting a child of a different religion?
11. What are four sleep difficulties that adoptive parents often experience in their children?
12. What are three examples of eating difficulties that adoptive parents face?
13. What are four toileting problems that adoptive parents face?
14. What are four common behaviors that frustrate parents?

A.  the "photo album" technique, decorating the child’s room, and pre-placement visits.
B.  Those abusive conditions are familiar and change is scary
C.. Picky eating, overeating and undereating
D. the honeymoon, the adjustment and the possible absence of immediate love
E.  How your immediate family will react and where you live
F. The "dealing with adoption issues" technique, the "imagining gains and losses" technique and the "family story book" technique.
G.  Control battles, temper tantrums, lying and stealing and the phrase, "You’re not my real mom."
H.  It can help a prospective adoptive parent to understand and feel what it is like to be in their relatives’ shoes.
I.  Different customs, bedwetting, soiling and intestinal difficulties
J.  Questions regarding trans-religious adoption should include areas concerning family reactions, public reactions, culture and converting to the adoptive parent’s faith.
K.  Being aware of the probability of adoption feelings resurfacing and being willing to discuss them, sometimes repeatedly, with a child can go a long way toward easing the adjustment."
L. commitment, flexibility, empathy and intuition
M. vigilance, sleeping alone, refusal tactics and night terrors
N.  Fear that something will go wrong, that they will change their minds, the adoption will fall through or fear that family and friends will not approve and may try to influence their decision

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15. What are the negative consequences that may result?
16. What makes heterosexism such a big obstacle for gay and lesbian adoptive parents?
17. What are some reasons that American parents may consider international adoption?
18. Why is it so difficult to measure the rates of adoptive dissolution?
19. Why is it important for the adopted children that same-sex coparents be recognized?
20. What is one suggestion for helping White American parents deal with issues of race?
21. What criticisms have been raised regarding the Clark Doll Test?
22. How does the cognitive behavioral intervention seek to adjust adoptee behavior?
23. What is the aim of the educational/illuminative intervention regarding adoption?
24. What do Katarina and Birgitta’s stories show as being important for adoptees?
25. What are some of the processes that create as-if families in America?
26. What are the four questions that could be answered to enhance research regarding adoption indicators?
27. How often must states hold a permanency planning hearing for children in foster care through ASFA?
A.  Encouraging White American parents to read narratives by White Americans who share their own personal journey toward cultural awareness and acceptance is one of the ways in which therapists can initiate dialogue on this issue.
B.  How many children are in need of adoption, how many children are adopted each year, what is the timing of those adoptions, and how do client and service characteristics affect the incidence and timing of adoption
C.  Some parents may adopt internationally because they are more open to working with private (rather than public) agencies They may feel apprehension about children who become available for adoption as a result of abuse, neglect, or substance abuse by birth parents .
D.  The educational/illuminative intervention has been designed specifically for the study with the aim of improving the parents’ understanding of the meaning of the children’s current behavior.
E.. In the United States the adoptive family is secured in its as-if status by a policy of secrecy, including such devices as "sealing" hospital records of the birth mother's delivery of her child and the original registration of the child's birth, and amending the child's birth certificate so that the adoptive mother is recorded as the birth mother.
F. Little is known about the frequency of dissolution following legal adoption because foster care cases are closed when children are legally adopted, and those who reenter the system do so as new cases with new identification numbers.
G.  These two stories are not representative, but illuminate the work involved in creating kinship, whether it is termed "biogenetic" or "adoptive."
H.  Denying legal parent status through adoption to coparents or second parents prevents these children from enjoying the psychologic and legal security that comes from having 2 willing, capable, and loving parents.
Heterosexism is a bias that favors heterosexual people as the norm to adopt and heterosexual families as superior to other family forms.
J.  The Clark Doll Test has been severely criticized as being invalid if used to evaluate anything more than a child's preference for a doll in a contrived, forced choice situation.
K.  Negative consequences may result, both in the quality of the parent-child relationship and in the child's self-esteem.
L.  The cognitive behavioral intervention affects behavior by using praise and rewards, by ignoring bad behavior, by setting firm limits and using ‘logical consequences’ and problem solving.
M.  at least every 12 months.

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