Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 391–403 | Cite as

Matching to prevent adoption disruption

  • Gail M. Valdez
  • J. Regis McNamara


The number of children being freed for adoption placement is increasing due to legislation. These children are frequently the victims of chaotic environments. Their exposure to adversity makes it more difficult for them to maintain long term placements. Suggestions are made toward the utilization of standardized instruments in the matching of adoptive parents and children to prevent adoption disruption.


Social Psychology Standardize Instrument Adoptive Parent Chaotic Environment Term Placement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gail M. Valdez
    • 1
  • J. Regis McNamara
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychologyOhio UniversityAthens

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