Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-184) and indexes.
Background and introduction -- Who are the carers? -- Kinds of fostering -- Strains and satisfactions -- Who finds it easiest to foster -- Stressful "events" for foster carers -- Informal and formal support -- Continuing and ceasing to foster -- Explaining outcomes : putting the variables together -- Conclusion.
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