Adoption Across Borders

Adoption Across Borders : Serving the Children in Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions

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For over thirty years, Rita J. Simon and Howard Altstein have been studying transracial and intercountry adoptions. The families they have studied include white parents; African American, Hispanic, and Korean children; and Jewish Stars of David families, among others. This book summarizes their findings and compares them with other studies. It is an invaluable source of data on the number and frequency of transracial and intercountry adoptions and on the attitudes toward more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 148.3 x 227.8 x 9.9mm | 231.34g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0847698335
  • 9780847698332

About Rita J. Simon

Rita J. Simon is University Professor at American University. Howard Altstein is professor of social work at the University of more

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Adoption across Borders may certainly be of use for scholars and practitioners looking for basic reference points on transracial adoption and intercountry adoption in the United States, and more specifically for evidence supporting transracial adoption. Contemporary Sociology This book is a meritorious contribution to the research of a subject that deserves more attention than it is presently receiving. International Social Science Reviewshow more

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Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 The History and Frequency of Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions Chapter 3 2 The Legal Perspective on Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions Chapter 4 3 The Case against Transracial Adoption Chapter 5 4 Results of Empirical Studies on Transracial Adoptions Chapter 6 5 Results of Empirical Studies on Intercountry Adoptions Chapter 7 6 A Comparison of the Experiences of Adult Korean and Black Transracial Adoptees Chapter 8 7 The Experiences of Stars of David Families: 1987 and 1997 Chapter 9 8 Concluding Remarks and Policy Recommendations Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Authorsshow more

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