Children and Youth Services Review: 'Kin adopting kin: in the best interest of the children?'.

Author:Ryan, Scott D.
Position:Reprint - Report - Brief article

Foster children in the public child welfare system are increasingly likely to find lasting homes through kinship adoption. The aim of this study was to examine how the kinship adoptive experience differs from other adoptive types. The study used the first wave of data from adopted young people and their families participating in the Florida Adoption Project. Using Tobit Regression Analyses, data from 2,382 adopted children (397 kin placements and 1,985 non-kin) were examined. The analyses looked at the adoptive parent and family characteristics, the child characteristics and the adoption outcomes. The results showed that kin adoptive parents more negatively assessed...

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