Ethics In American Adoption
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Ethics In American Adoption

by L. Anne Babb
     
 

ISBN-10: 089789538X

ISBN-13: 9780897895385

Pub. Date: 05/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Today in the United States there is a lack of consensus about what constitutes ethical practice in adoption. Although ethics in adoption is a hot topic, adoption specialists and professionals are unsure about how to serve the best interests of children who need to be adopted and how birth parents, adoptive parents, and adult adoptees ought to be served. This

Overview

Today in the United States there is a lack of consensus about what constitutes ethical practice in adoption. Although ethics in adoption is a hot topic, adoption specialists and professionals are unsure about how to serve the best interests of children who need to be adopted and how birth parents, adoptive parents, and adult adoptees ought to be served. This failure to identify and prioritize ethical standards in adoption has resulted in a lack of ethical decision-making and inadequate—and sometimes fraudulent—treatment of those seeking adoption-related services.

Destined to be seminal in the fields of ethics and adoption, this books offers numerous case studies describing what is wrong with America's adoption system, illustrating what the lack of applied ethical standards in adoption does to adoptees and those who love them, and raising many questions about what adoption facilitators are doing, who is accountable for what they are doing, and whose interests they are serving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897895385
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Randolph Severson

Introduction

Foundations

Living the Experience

Values in Adoption

Explorations

Ethical Inquiry

Ethical Codes Influencing Adoption Practice

Contentions

When Professional Values Collide

Recommendations

Recommended Model for Ethical Standards in Adoption

Challenges

Challenges to Change

Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Are You Considering Adoption? Information for Expectant Parents

Appendix C: Texas Child Protective Services Supervisor Competencies

Glossary

References

Index

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