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International Adoptions
     

International Adoptions

by Margaret Haerens
 

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For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing

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For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. By choosing from such diverse sources and including both popular and unpopular views, the Opposing Viewpoints editorial team has adhered to its commitment to editorial objectivity. Readers are exposed to many sides of a debate, which promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. In short, Opposing Viewpoints is the best research and learning tool for exploring the issues that continually shape and define our turbulent and changing world.

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This volume contains an impressive compilation of statistics and opinions by reputable journalists, social workers, as well as adult adoptees. It offers detailed discussions about whether international adoptions should be encouraged, if celebrity adoptions hurt or help, the consequences for the adoptees, and what changes should be made in the process. The preface and bibliography for each chapter are invaluable, as are the guiding questions at the beginning of each essay. What makes this book so valuable is that it presents an array of forceful opinions. Generally, the writing is articulate and arguments are clear and understandable. The statistical charts and graphs are very readable. Other essays discuss fraud and corruption, and many lament that the fees to adopt foreign children rarely help the sending countries develop the economic strength needed to retain them. Another question addressed is how to balance assimilation in the adoptive culture while maintaining birth culture identity. The prospective audience for this title could go beyond student researchers and debaters to include adoptive parents, social workers, psychologists, and educators.—Deborah Vose, East Middle School and South Middle School, Braintree, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737749717
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Series:
Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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