This casebook provides students with personal and intimate glimpses into the thinking and actions of experienced practitioners working with clients dealing with adoption.The contributors of this casebook combined many decades of social work experience and teaching to create an opportunity for students to study and analyze how practitioners think about practice. The authors move beyond the belief that practice involves finding "correct" interventions to solve client problems, and instead invite students to review and challenge the work of others to help them understand what informs important practice decisions with real clients in real practice settings.Highlights Chapter 1 provides an overview of the Advanced-Multi System (AMS) practice approach as an organizing tool for students. Sets of discussion questions within each case allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the cases and to evaluate the process, ideas, and methods behind how and why the authors approached their case in the manner presented. Casebook invites students openly to assess and explore how they would have resolved similar situations themselves using new knowledge. Don't Miss this Special Value Pack Option: The Career Center Do your students need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? WithThe Career Center, they can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions-a total of four hours of career consultant time!The Career Centeris designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise students as they establish, or reestablish, themselves in today's competitive global economy.The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE to your students when you order it packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter for more information Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.Johnson, Jerry L. is the author of 'Adoption', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205389544 and ISBN 0205389546.