Separation - A Crucial Issue in Foster Care

By Jack Adler

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1970

By 1970, more than a quarter-million children were in foster homes. The author describes some of the emotional and psychological challenges faced by birth parents, foster parents, and children, noting that social work agencies rarely provide adequate care for all concerned individuals. Because of the difficulty faced by many foster children to form meaningful relationships with either of two competing families, the author suggests positive cooperation between birth- and foster parents whenever possible. This "kinship" model of family could reduce resentment, guilt, and anger felt by anyone and everyone affected by separation.

Topic: Youth, Social Work, Adoption, Family

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 46/No. 4

Page Number(s): 305-313

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Adler, Jack. Separation - A Crucial Issue in Foster Care. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1970: 305-313.


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