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Adoption : a reference handbook

Author: Barbara A Moe
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1998.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores current issues surrounding adoption in the United States, milestones in adoption history, and individuals who have profoundly affected child welfare and adoption philosophies and practices.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moe, Barbara A.
Adoption.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1998
(OCoLC)605333179
Online version:
Moe, Barbara A.
Adoption.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1998
(OCoLC)631100719
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Moe
ISBN: 0585055548 9780585055541 0874368987 9780874368987
OCLC Number: 38478568
Description: xix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Overview --
Who adopts children? --
The core of adoption : the home study process --
The adoption triad --
Types of children available --
Types of adoption and care --
Possible emotional and health problems --
Controversy --
Assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy --
Laws and policies --
Other information of interest --
The future of adoption --
ch. 2. Chronology --
ch. 3. Biographical sketches --
John Bowlby --
Charles Loring Brace --
Pearl Buck --
Reverend George Clements --
Dorothy DeBolt and Rober DeBolt --
Michael Dorris --
Marian Wright Edelman --
Vera Fahlberg --
Florence Anna Fisher --
Clara McBride Hale --
Joan Heifetz Hollinger --
Harry Holt and Bertha Holt --
Patricia Irwin Johnston --
C. Henry Kempe --
H. David Kirk --
Lois Ruskai Melina --
Jean Paton --
Barbar Tremitiere --
ch. 4. Facts and data --
Data collection history --
Data sources --
Overall adoption data --
ch. 5. Litigation, legislation, testimony, and statements --
Litigation --
Federal laws and policy --
Testimony and statements --
Are children our national treasure? --
ch. 6. Directory of organizations --
Federal agencies concerned with adoption --
National resource, educational, and support organizations concerned with adoption --
National legally oriented organizations --
Clinics specializing in the evaluation of internationally adopted children --
State offices. ch. 7. Selected print resources --
Books --
Periodicals --
Mail-order sources of books and tapes --
Bibliographies --
Legal and policy materials --
Federal government documents and reports --
ch. 8. Selected nonprint resources --
Videotapes --
Audiocassettes --
Curriculum materials --
Online resources. Overview --
Who adopts children? --
Types of children available --
Types of adoption and care --
Assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy --
Laws and policies --
Chronology --
Biographical sketches --
Facts and data --
Data sources --
Overall adoption data --
Litigation, legislation, testimony and statements --
Federal laws and policy --
Directory of organizations --
Selected print and nonprint resources.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Barbara Moe.
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Abstract:

Explores current issues surrounding adoption in the United States, milestones in adoption history, and individuals who have profoundly affected child welfare and adoption philosophies and practices.

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