Changing Concepts in Adoption in Services to Unmarried Mothers

By Florence G. Brown

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1962

The author argues that one reason Jewish family agencies have difficulties finding Jewish children for adoption by Jewish parents is that Jewish agencies are not reaching unwed mothers in their communities. She discusses rising rates of childbirth out of wedlock, and reviews the services offered by her agency, Louise Wise Services of New York City. These include increasing services to the unwed mothers themselves, increased service to the adoptive children after placement, and increased services to the adoptive parents after placement, instead of focusing exclusively on the adoptive placement itself. Efforts better to serve children with disabilities are also being made, along with new efforts necessary to place children of interracial backgrounds.

Topic: Methodology, Race, Social Services, Social Work, Adoption, Social Issues, Disability and Special Needs, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 2

Page Number(s): 156-162

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Brown, Florence G. Changing Concepts in Adoption in Services to Unmarried Mothers. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1962: 156-162.


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