Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 157–183 | Cite as

Preparation, support, and satisfaction of adoptive families in agency and independent adoptions

  • Marianne Berry
  • Richard P. Barth
  • Barbara Needell


Information gathered from over 1000 adoptions in the fourth year of a prospective study of adoptions finds satisfaction levels to be quite high, with those families adopting through private agencies to feel best prepared and satisfied. Differences by adoption auspice are detailed and discussed.


Social Psychology Satisfaction Level Private Agency Adoptive Family Independent Adoption 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianne Berry
    • 1
  • Richard P. Barth
    • 2
  • Barbara Needell
    • 2
  1. 1.the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Social WelfareUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley

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