Secondary Adoption Placement:
A secondary adoption placement (also referred to as disrupted adoption) occurs when an adoptive family comes to the decision that it is in the child’s best interest to be placed with a different family. Mark R. Iverson has the experience and sensitivity supporting families confronting situations where secondary placement is necessary for the child and the family.
When Is A Secondary Placement Necessary?
It is important to understand that no one is at fault when a secondary placement is necessary. Adopted children are sometimes initially placed with serious psychological and emotional issues due to abuse or neglect by their birth parents. The child sometimes places blame upon the adoptive parent (usually the adoptive mother) for all that has occurred prior to the adoption placement. Sometimes the child acts out violently or inappropriately toward other siblings in the family and it is necessary to protect the other siblings. Sometimes the adoptive parents are simply not able to meet the needs of a child with behavior or mental health issues. The decision to place is an excruciating and courageous one.
What Is Involved In A Secondary Placement?
In a secondary
Are Secondary Placements Successful?
Yes. If done with
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