Updated: 19 April 2021
This page provides some resources for adoptions.
We have updated the policy and guidance for adoptions.
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW). Code of Ethics. Dunedin: ANZASW (Inc).
Bacon, H., & Richardson, S. (2001). Attachment theory and child abuse: An overview of the literature for practitioners. Child Abuse Review, 10 (6) 377-397.
Cassidy, J., & Shaver, P.R. (eds). (1999). Handbook of Attachment: Theory, research and clinical applications. London: Guilford.
Clapton, G. (2006). Mediated contact: Reflections on a piece of after-adoption intermediary practice. Adoption & Fostering, 30 (4) 53-63.
Connolly, M. & Healy, K. (2009). Social work practice theories and frameworks. In Social Work: Contexts and practice. 2nd edition, (M. Connolly and L. Harms eds) Chapter 2 . Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Connolly, M. (1999). Effective participatory practice: Family group conferencing in child protection. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
Connolly, M., Crichton-Hill, Y. & Ward, T. (2005). Culture and child protection: Reflexive responses. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
Fahlberg, Vera., (MD). (1991). A Child’s Journey Through Placement, UK Edition.
Golding, K. (2007). Developing group-based parent training for foster and adoptive parents. Adoption & Fostering, 31 (3) 39-48.
Grotevant, H.D., Dunbar, N., Kohler, j.K., & Lash Esau, A.M. (2000). ‘Adoptive identity: how context within and beyond the family shape developmental pathways’, Family Relations, 49 (4), 379-87.
Hart, A. & Luckock, B. (2006). Core principles and therapeutic objectives for therapy with adoptive and permanent foster families. Adoption & Fostering, 30 (2) 29-42.
Hawkins, A., Beckett, C., Castle, J., Groothues, C., Sonuga-Barke, E., Colvert, E., Kreppner, J., Stevens, S., & Rutter, M. (2007). The experience of adoption (1): A study of intercountry and domestic adoption from the child’s point of view. Adoption & Fostering, 31 (4) 5-16.
Howe, D., Brandon, M., Hinings, D and Schofield, G., (1999) Attachment Theory, child maltreatment and family support. London: MacMillan Press.
Littlechild, B. (2000). Children’s rights to be heard in child protection processes – Law, policy and practice in England and Wales. Child Abuse Review, 9 (6) 403-415.
Mc Roy, R. (1994) Attachment and Racial Identity Issues: Implications for Child Placement Decision Making, Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 3 (3) 59-74.
McRoy, R. (1990) Cultural and racial identity in black families. In: S.M.L. Logan, E.M. Freeman and R.G. McRoy, Editors, Social work practice with black families: A culturally-specific perspective, Longman, New York (1990), pp. 97–111.
McRoy, R. (1999) Special Needs Adoptions – practice issues – Garland Publishing, USA.
Ministry of Social Development. (2002). New Zealand’s agenda for children. Wellington: The Ministry.
Moore, J. (2006). ‘Theatre of Attachment’ Using drama to facilitate attachment in adoption. Adoption & Fostering, 30 (2) 64-73.
Reitz, M. & Watson, K. (1992) Adoption and the family system: strategies for treatment. New York: Guilford Press.
Ronnau, J.P. (2001). Values and ethics for family-centered practice. In Balancing family-centered services and child well-being: Exploring issues in policy, practice, theory, and research (E. Walton, P. Sandau-Beckler & M. Mannes eds). New York: Columbia University Press.
Sellick, C. (2007). An examination of adoption support services for birth relatives and for post-adoption contact in England and Wales. Adoption & Fostering, 31 (4) 17-26.
Smith, A.B. (1996). Opening remarks. In N.J. Taylor & A..B. Smith (Eds.), Investing in children: Primary prevention strategies (pp. 5-10). Proceedings for the Children’s Issues Centre Inaugural Child and Family Policy Conference, 10-13 July 1996. Dunedin: Children’s Issues Centre.
Trotter, C. (1999). Working with involuntary clients: A guide to practice. London: Sage.
Trotter, C. (2002). Worker skill and client outcome in child protection. Child Abuse Review 11 (1) 38-50.