HOWARD ALTSTEIN is Dean and Professor in the School of Social Work and Urban Planning at the University of Maryland. He has co-authored (with Rita Simon) three books on transracial adoption: Transracial Adoption
RITA J. SIMON is a Sociologist and University Professor at the School of Public Affairs and the College of Law at American University. She is the author of The Jury System in America, Public Opinion and the Immigrant, Women and Crime, and The Defense of Insanity. Doctors Simon and Altstein are leading researchers and scholars in transracial and intercountry adoption. Their last book Transracial Adoptees and Their Families was published by Praeger in 1987.