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Adoption : a reference handbook

Author: Barbara A Moe
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Discusses issues related to adoption, including parental rights, and transracial/transcultural issues.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Moe
ISBN: 9781598840292 1598840290 9781598840308 1598840304
OCLC Number: 79860557
Description: vx, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background and history. Lifelong issues in adoption ; Who adopts children? ; How agencies screen prospective parents: the home study process ; Types of children available for adoption ; Methods (styles) of adoption ; Types of adoption and care ; Possible emotional and health problems ; Laws and policies ; Other information of interest ; Summary --
Issues and controversies. Open versus closed adoption ; Open versus closed records ; Do transcultural and/or transracial adoptions work? ; Should single people be allowed to adopt? ; What about same-sex couples? ; Should the government provide more or less regulation of adoption? ; What about infant abandonment laws? Are they "safe havens," or "baby dumps?" ; What about adoption itself? Is it valuable, or not? ; Summary --
Adoption around the world. Canada ; The United Kingdom ; Russia ; China ; Romania ; South Korea ; Finland ; Sweden ; The Philippines ; India ; Mexico --
Chronology --
Biographical sketches. Viola Wertheim Bernard ; John Bowlby ; Charles Loring Brace ; Pearl S. Buck ; Reverend George Clements ; Dorothy DeBolt and Robert DeBolt ; Michael Dorris ; Marian Wright Edelman ; Vera Fahlberg ; Florence Anna Fisher ; Anna Freud ; Sigmund Freud ; Arnold Gesell ; Clara McBride Hale ; Joan Heifetz Hollinger ; Harry Holt and Bertha Holt ; Patricia Irwin Johnston ; C. Henry Kempe ; H. David Kirk ; Janusz Korczak ; Betty Jean Lifton ; Lois Ruskai Melina ; Jean Paton ; Justine Wise Polier ; Jessie Taft ; Sophie van Senden Theis ; Dave Thomas ; Barbara Tremetiere --
Facts and data. The Children's Bureau ; The Child Welfare Information Gateway ; Data collection history and sources ; Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting Systems (AFCARS) ; Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) ; What Is the difference between AFCARS and SACWIS? ; AFCARS data ; Federal laws and policy ; Testimony and statements ; Litigation in adoption ; Supporting adoptive families --
Directory of organizations. Federal agencies concerned with adoption ; National resource, educational, support, advocacy, and/or policymaking organizations concerned with adoption ; National legally oriented organizations with adoption connections ; State offices --
Selected print and nonprint resources. Books ; Journals and other periodicals ; Websites ; Videos and DVDs ; CD-ROMs ; Software ; Databases.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Barbara A. Moe.
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This compilation of the best thinking about adoption by both historical and current authorities reveals a vital, ever-changing practice affecting the lives of millions of people around the globe.  Read more...

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"This work contains a good overview and starting point on adoption." - ARBA

 
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