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ISS/IRC Code COM-INTERACIAL ENG-017
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Title Adoption and Ethics: The Role of Race, Culture, and National Origin in Adoption (Vol 1)
Author FREUNDLICH Madelyn
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Date published/issue 00-00-2000
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085,
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Page 153
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ISBN 0 87868 797 1
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Document description Commentaries
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Legislation-comment
Substitute-family
Interacial
Ethics
Kinship-care
Identity-origin
Legislation-adoption
Child-interest
Identity-adoptive
Free text Madelyn Freundlich (formerly served as executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute) is now policy director of Children's Rights Inc., New York. This book is the first in the series produced by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and published by the CWLA on ethical issues associated with adoption. With the shift in the social climate as a result of the civil rights movement of the 1960s in the USA there has been a re-apraisal of the role of culture and race in adoption. The author analyses new trends and policies (such as the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act and the Interethnic Placement Act - collectively known as the MEPA) as they affect practice and fuels the debate on issues of race and culture, trans-racial and inter-country adoption and their effects on the development of identity of the children concerned. In the section on Kinship Foster Care and the Role of Race and Color in Permanency Planning for Children in Foster Care, the author points to "positive outcomes for children associated with kinship care (which) suggest that there are important lessons to be learned regarding the extent to which the interests of children of color in foster care can be met by continuing connections with their family and cultural community." Ethical issues associated with the best interests of the child, in reference to inter-country adoption are discussed in The Role of Race, Culture, and National Origin in International Adoption where the author comments on results of research on the matter

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