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Placing an infant for adoption: the experiences of young birthmothers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8511655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes the experiences of 215 young birthmothers who placed their infants for adoption through 30 maternity residences and agencies in 13 states. The prebirth services they received, their immediate postbirth experiences, and several characteristics of their adoption arrangements are described. A bivariate analysis revealed that several service-procedural variables are related to social-psychological outcomes for the birthmothers at six months after the birth. Policy implications are presented.
L F Cushman; D Kalmuss; P B Namerow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0037-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-13     Completed Date:  1993-07-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984852R     Medline TA:  Soc Work     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Columbia University, New York, NY 10032.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Adoption / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Illegitimacy / psychology
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Mother-Child Relations
Parenting / psychology
Pregnancy in Adolescence / psychology*
United States

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