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Making Families Through Adoption.

Author: Nancy E Riley; Krista E Van Vleet
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Series: Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making Families Through Adoption provides a comprehensive look at adoption practices both in the United States and in other cultures, and a general understanding of the practices and ideology of kinship and family. The subject of adoption allows a window into discussions of what constitutes family or kin, the role of biological connectedness, oversight of parenting practices by the state, and the role of race,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Riley, Nancy E.
Making Families Through Adoption.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy E Riley; Krista E Van Vleet
ISBN: 9781452237640 1452237646
OCLC Number: 869094245
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Series Preface: Contemporary Family Perspectives; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Adoption Across Cultures; Chapter 2 --
Adoption in the United States: Historical Perspectives; Chapter 3 --
Adoption: Private Decisions, Public Influences; Chapter 4 --
Race, Ethnicity, and Racism in Adoption and Fosterage Systems; Chapter 5 --
The Practices of Transnational Adoption; Conclusion; Bibliography; Further Exploration; Index; About the Authors.
Series Title: Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP)

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Making Families Through Adoption provides a comprehensive look at adoption practices both in the United States and in other cultures, and a general understanding of the practices and ideology of kinship and family. The subject of adoption allows a window into discussions of what constitutes family or kin, the role of biological connectedness, oversight of parenting practices by the state, and the role of race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic class in the building of families. While reviewing practices of and issues surrounding adoption, the authors highlight the ways these practic.

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