Adoption: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

Adoption: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

by Barbara A. Moe
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598840290

ISBN-13: 9781598840292

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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.

• Primary sources include testimony from hearings and court cases, and case studies explain and illuminate concepts

• A chronology of events and milestones

Overview

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.

• Primary sources include testimony from hearings and court cases, and case studies explain and illuminate concepts

• A chronology of events and milestones includes coverage from the time of Moses to the present day

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598840292
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

ADOPTION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK Barbara Moe

Contents

Preface

1 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

Method (Style) of Adoption

Domestic (In-Country) Adoption

Intercountry (International) Adoption

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000

Type of Adoption and Care

Possible Emotional and Health Problems

Health Problems That May Occur in Children Adopted Internationally

Laws and Policies

Other Information of Interest

References and Further Reading

2 Issues and Controversy

Open or Closed Adoption

Open or 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?

References and Further Reading

3 Adoption Around the World

Canada

The United Kingdom

Russia

China

Romania

South Korea

Finland

The Philippines

India

Mexico

References and Further Reading

4 Chronology

5 Biographical Sketches

Viola Wertheim Bernard (1907-1998)

John Bowlby (1907-1990)

Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890)

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Reverend George Clements (1932- )

Dorothy DeBolt and Robert DeBolt

Michael Dorris (1945-1997)

Marian Wright Edelman (1932- )

Vera Fahlberg (1934- )

Florence Anna Fisher (ca. 1929- )

Anna Freud (1895-1982)

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Arnold Gesell (1880-1961)

Clara McBride Hale (1905-1992)

Joan Heifetz Hollinger (1940- )

Harry Holt (1905-1964) and Bertha Holt (1904-2000)

Patricia Irwin Johnston (1945- )

C. Henry Kempe (1922-1984)

H. David Kirk (1918- )

Janusz Korczak (1878-1942)

Betty Jean Lifton (1926- )

Lois Ruskai Melina (1952- )

Jean Paton (1908-2002)

Justine Wise Polier (1903-1987)

Jessie Taft (1882-1960)

Sophie van Senden Theis (1885-1957)

Dave Thomas (1932-2002)

Barbara Tremetiere (1939- )

6 Facts and Data

The Children's Bureau

Staying Connected: The Child Welfare Information Gateway

How Many Children Were Adopted in 2000 and 2001?

How Many People Are Seeking to Adopt?

How Many Women Place Their Children for Adoption and Who Are the Women Who

Place Their Children?

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?

Federal Laws and Policy

Testimony and Statements

Litigation in Adoption

Supporting Adoptive Families

7 Directory of Organizations

Federal Agencies Concerned with Adoption

National Resource, Educational, Support, Advocacy, and/or Policy-Making Organizations Concerned with Adoption

National Legally Oriented Organizations with Adoption Connections

State Offices

8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources

Print Resources

Books

Journals

Nonprint Resources

Websites

Videos and DVDs

CD-ROMs

Adoption Software

Databases

Glossary

Index

About the Author

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