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ISS/IRC Code PER-ADOPT USA-03-008
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Title Adoption Quarterly
Author GARFINKEL Renée
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Date published/issue 00-00-2000
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Editor Adoption Studies Institute- 2924 M Street- NW- Suite 101- Washington DC 20007- USA
Publisher The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghampton, NY 13904-1580, USA
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Interacial
Conv-thc-ratification
Conv-thc-implement
Child-health-info
Special-needs-child
Prepa-adoption-paps
Free text In this issue of Adoption Quarterly: Editorial on the debate for ratification of the Hague Convention of 1993 by the USA by US Senator Larry E. Craig (R-ID); article by Shelley M. Park and Cheryl Evans Green - Is Transracial Adoption in the Best Interests of Ethnic Minority Children?: Questions Concerning Legal and Scientific Interpretations of a Child's Best Interests - on the issue of whether White parents can prepare their transracially adopted children for the discrimination and prejudice they will find, in this case, in the American context. Explanations of the differences in "Eurocentric" approach and an "Afrocentric" worldview - as supported by the NABSW - National Association of Black Social Workers (or Africentric, Africancentric - depending on the studies) to research on the outcomes of transracial adoption; in a second article Jeffrey J. Haugaard - Research and Policy on Transracial Adoption: Comments on Park and Green argues that, until more evidence is brought against the outcomes of transracial adoptions, certainly it is better for children for whom the "ideal" placement is not available (children with special needs, older children in foster care, etc.) to be adopted by white families. Article on preparation for parents adopting a special needs child. Research digest dedicated to the adoption of children with developmental disabilities. In the section on Media reviews: comments on report of reform of adoption laws in Russia in the light of reported illegal intercountry placements of infants; "Bringing home baby" describes the work of the Yale International Adoption Clinic, founded by Dr. Margaret Hostetter as part of Yale University School of Medicine in 1998.

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