Intercountry Adoption

Overview

Howard Altstein and Rita Simon are the editors of this volume which describes the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families. Countries discussed include the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. Agency sponsored intercountry adoption (ICA) first began with the end of World War II when European orphans were adopted by American families. This book provides a brief history of intercountry adoption; specifies the rules and procedures employed in the various ...

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Overview

Howard Altstein and Rita Simon are the editors of this volume which describes the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families. Countries discussed include the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. Agency sponsored intercountry adoption (ICA) first began with the end of World War II when European orphans were adopted by American families. This book provides a brief history of intercountry adoption; specifies the rules and procedures employed in the various countries; and evaluates the pros and cons and successes and failures in the seven nations.

For each country the book provides information on the number of transracial and intercountry adoptions since the end of World War II (or 1960). It discusses each country's formal statutes on transracial and intercountry adoption, and describes the organizations and/or social movements advocating such adoptions as well as those opposing them. The editors conclude with a summary, drawn from the case studies, which assesses the successes and failures of the adoption policies and experiences. Compiled by leading scholars in the adoption field, this volume is designed for use by social workers, adoption agencies, sociologists, and psychologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275932879
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1990
  • Pages: 218
  • Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

HOWARD ALTSTEIN is Dean and Professor in the School of Social Work and Urban Planning at the University of Maryland.

RITA J. SIMON is a Sociologist and University Professor at the School of Public Affairs and the College of Law at American University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

North America

Intercountry Adoptions: Experiences of Families in the United States

Adoption of Native Children in Canada: A Policy Analysis and a Research Report

Western Europe

Norway: Intercountry Adoptions in a Homogeneous Country Barbro Saetersdal and Monica Dalen

International Adoption in West Germany: A Private Affair

The Conditions of 18-25-Year-Old Foreign-Born Adoptees in Denmark

Intercountry Adoption Coming of Age in The Netherlands: Basic Issues, Trends, and Developments

The Middle East

Foreign Adoptions in Israel: Private Paths to Parenthood

Selected Bibliography

Index

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