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Vol. 10, No. 1
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References for the Issue on Post-Adoption Support

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Barth, R. (2001). Research on Adoption and Post-Adoption Services and Supports (presentation). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina School of Social Work. <>

Barth, R. P., Gibbs, D. A., & Siebenaler, K. (2001). Assessing the field of post adoption service: Family needs, program models, and evaluation issues. Literature Review. Chapel Hill and Research Triangle Park, NC: University of North Carolina School of Social Work, and Research Triangle Institute. <>

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