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Children and youth in adoption, orphanages, and foster care : a historical handbook and guide

Author: Lori Askeland
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Children and youth (Westport, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a discussion on the role of orphanages, the primary institution for children without parents, and a stopgap measure for children needing care. This book reviews the practice of adoption,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Children and youth in adoption, orphanages, and foster care.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005022189
(OCoLC)61352889
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Askeland
ISBN: 0313021546 9780313021541
OCLC Number: 644742710
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. Essays. Informal adoption, apprentices, and indentured children in the colonial era and the new republic, 1605-1850 / Lori Askeland. Adoption reform, orphan trains, and child saving, 1851-1929 / Marilyn Irvin Holt. Science, social work, and bureaucracy : cautious developments in adoption and foster care, 1930-1969 / Dianne Creagh. Civil rights, adoption rights : domestic adoption and foster care, 1970 to the present / Martha Satz and Lori Askeland. International adoption / Elizabeth Bartholet. The orphan in American children's literature / Claudia Nelson --
pt. 2. Documents. Multicultural forms of adoption and foster care before 1850. "Orphan trains," child-saving, and the modernization of adoption law, 1851-1929. Science and secrecy : adoption, orphanages, and foster care, 1930-1969. Contemporary issues in domestic adoption, 1970-present. International adoption law. Orphans in literature for American children --
pt. 3. Bibliography. General adoption and child welfare history references and online resources. Orphans, orphanages, and orphan stories : early forms of adoption and fostering in multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Secrecy and adoption : infertility, illegitimacy, parental "fitness" tests, and the move to openness in the 20th century. Crossing boundaries : issues and controversies in contemporary foster care and adoption.
Series Title: Children and youth (Westport, Conn.)
Responsibility: edited by Lori Askeland.

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