Catalogue by countries / Trans-Racial Adoption

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ISS/IRC Code COM-INTERACIAL ENG-002
Partner
Title Trans-Racial Adoption
Author SIMON Rita J
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1977
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher John Wiley & Sons 605 Third Ave. New York N.Y. 10016 USA
Distributor
Page 197
Price
ISBN 0-471-79208-X
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Research
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Substitute-family
Interacial
Adoption
Paps-eligibility
Placement
Matching
Child-interest
Free text This book addresses the issue of transracial adoption in the USA. Results of the study presented in several sections, it provides: 1) historical background for this practice - from the mid-1960s onward, the scarcity of available white children, and the fact that the number of black children available for adoption far exceeded the supply of black prospective adoptive parents, provoked the discarding of the matching criteria formerly used in adoptions, thus opening the door to transracial adoption (in the 1970s, opposition from Black and Indian groups caused a reversal in this trend); 2) statistical figures and parental responses to questions on transracial adoption, with social profile of families who adopted transracially - reference to Lucille Grow and Deborah Shapiro's study on transracial adoption (1974) - 3) results of study of racial identity, attitudes and awareness of children in the USA. The authors touch on alternatives to transracial adoption, such as "subsidized adoption" and single-parent adoption which would give a child the opportunity to be placed in same-race families.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Psychology
Social work -->
Potential users
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents