Study guide for final exam
Deployment (consequences of, issues, etc.): Ch. 5. slide 6
Dual Military Couples (define and understand issues):
Family separation due to deployments
Most couples will have to make trade-offs between career and family.
Passing up a career-enhancing assignment or school to stay together, or accepting a less desirable job so the spouse can advance
Grade: based off your pay
Pre-deployment (define and understand issues): period prior to deployment during which deploying personnel and their families prepare for deployment. Pre-Deployment activities include: administrative actions, briefings, training, counseling, and health assessment.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (define and understand issues):
Psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood.
Reserves (define and understand issues): refers to specific trained pre-organized forces operating as an on call basis from the main military force.
Rank: A position in the hierarchy or armed forces (status and authority)
Orphan trains: Emigration Movement — a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern Cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest.
Special needs adoptions — Children with physical, behavioral or mental impairments, children with siblings in need of adoption, and at-risk children
Surrogate mothering — A surrogate mother carries a fertilized egg in utero. After the birth of the child, the intended parent(s) adopt(s) the child.
Adoption disruption — if the placement is not successful the agency will find another home for the child and provide counseling for the child and adoptive parents. — reasons: birth mother revokers her consent, biological father objects to adoption, biological mother seeks to gain financially from the adoption, a lack of compatibility between child and adoptive couple, unresolved issues of infertility, reality does not meet expectations, older children with preexisting issues having adjustment problems. Adoption agreement that ends before finalization.
Voluntary surrender — sign an adoption surrender giving up parental rights
Termination of parental rights — The legal step necessary for parents to voluntarily or involuntarily have their parental rights terminated to allow their child to be adopted by adoptive parents; sometimes referred to as a surrender or as making an adoption plan for one’s child.
Home study — access the applicant’s readiness to parent through adoption, provide valuable information and education for potential adoptive parents, helps parents sort out their feelings.
Motivation, Stability of relationship, age,physical and emotional health, financial stability
Definition: screening, education, and selection of adoptive couples and individuals. (Now in groups, used to be individually) Comprehensive Evaluation
Open adoption: An adoption that involves some amount of initial and/or ongoing contact between birth and adoptive family families, ranging from sending letters through the agency, to exchanging names, and/or scheduling visits.
Closed: An adoption that involves total confidentiality and sealed records
Semi-open: An adoption in which a child’s birth parents and pre-adoptive parents may exchange primarily non-identifying information. After the child is placed in the adoptive home, contact with the birth family may involve letters or pictures or other communications sent through the intermediary of the adoption agency or attorney who assisted in placement.
The search- refers to adult adoptees’ interest in finding information about themselves and about their biological parents, with the possible end of locating and meeting with them.