Adoption: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues 2nd Revised edition)

Adoption: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues 2nd Revised edition)

By: Barbara A. Moe (author)Hardback

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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

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Barbara A. Moe, M.S., is a consultant to the Special Needs Program at Adoption Alliance in Denver, CO, and was previously director of that organization for 16 years.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781598840292
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9781598840292
  • weight: 653
  • ISBN10: 1598840290
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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