eBook Adoption: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Barbara A. Moe
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  • ISBN-10: 1598840304
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840308
  • DDC: 362.734097
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 342 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Overview

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. Adoption is one of humanity's oldest and most widespread customs - it has been practiced by every culture in the world throughout history. Yet our ideas about adoption remain in constant flux.

The ancient practice of adoption has changed significantly through history. In colonial America, parents adopted out their unwanted children - those who were "rude, stubborn, and unruly" - to other families. Today, Americans go abroad looking for children to adopt, and have adopted more than a quarter million internationally.

This work not only traces the development of expert thinking about adoption, it also looks at both sides of the latest controversial issues. Should adoptions be open or closed? Should the government regulate adoptions more closely - or less? This updated second edition offers an international perspective with a new chapter on how countries outside the United States provide adoption services. This work is an indispensable resource for those thinking about adoption or its history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles.
About book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Issues and Controversies.
3: Adoption around the World.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Viola Wertheim Bernard (1907–1998).
7: John Bowlby (1907–1990).
8: Charles Loring Brace (1826–1890).
9: Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973).
10: Reverend George Clements (1932–).
11: Dorothy DeBolt and Robert DeBolt.
12: Michael Dorris (1945–1997).
13: Marian Wright Edelman (1939–).
14: Vera Fahlberg (1934–).
15: Florence Anna Fisher (ca. 1929–).
16: Anna Freud (1895–1982).
17: Sigmund Freud (1856–1939).
18: Arnold Gesell (1880–1961).
19: Clara McBride Hale (1905–1992).
20: Joan Heifetz Hollinger (1940–).
21: Harry Holt (1905–1964) and Bertha Holt (1904–2000).
22: Patricia Irwin Johnston (1945–).
23: C. Henry Kempe (1922–1984).
24: H. David Kirk (1918–).
25: Janusz Korczak (1878–1942).
26: Betty Jean Lifton (1926–).
27: Lois Ruskai Melina (1952–).
28: Jean Paton (1908–2002).
29: Justine Wise Polier (1903–1987).
30: Jessie Taft (1882–1960).
31: Sophie van Senden Theis (1885–1957).
32: Dave Thomas (1932–2002).
33: Barbara Tremetiere (1939–).
34: Facts and Data.
35: The Children's Bureau.
36: The Child Welfare Information Gateway.
37: Data Collection History and Sources.
38: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting Systems (AFCARS).
39: Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS).
40: What Is the Difference between AFCARS and SACWIS?.
41: AFCARS Data.
42: Federal Laws and Policy.
43: Testimony and Statements.
44: Litigation in Adoption.
45: Supporting Adoptive Families.
46: Directory of Organizations.
47: Federal Agencies Concerned with Adoption.
48: National Resource, Educational, Support, Advocacy, and/or Policymaking Organizations Concerned with Adoption.
49: National Legally Oriented Organizations with Adoption Connections.
50: State Offices.
51: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles.
About book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Issues and Controversies.
3: Adoption around the World.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Viola Wertheim Bernard (1907–1998).
7: John Bowlby (1907–1990).
8: Charles Loring Brace (1826–1890).
9: Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973).
10: Reverend George Clements (1932–).
11: Dorothy DeBolt and Robert DeBolt.
12: Michael Dorris (1945–1997).
13: Marian Wright Edelman (1939–).
14: Vera Fahlberg (1934–).
15: Florence Anna Fisher (ca. 1929–).
16: Anna Freud (1895–1982).
17: Sigmund Freud (1856–1939).
18: Arnold Gesell (1880–1961).
19: Clara McBride Hale (1905–1992).
20: Joan Heifetz Hollinger (1940–).
21: Harry Holt (1905–1964) and Bertha Holt (1904–2000).
22: Patricia Irwin Johnston (1945–).
23: C. Henry Kempe (1922–1984).
24: H. David Kirk (1918–).
25: Janusz Korczak (1878–1942).
26: Betty Jean Lifton (1926–).
27: Lois Ruskai Melina (1952–).
28: Jean Paton (1908–2002).
29: Justine Wise Polier (1903–1987).
30: Jessie Taft (1882–1960).
31: Sophie van Senden Theis (1885–1957).
32: Dave Thomas (1932–2002).
33: Barbara Tremetiere (1939–).
34: Facts and Data.
35: The Children's Bureau.
36: The Child Welfare Information Gateway.
37: Data Collection History and Sources.
38: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting Systems (AFCARS).
39: Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS).
40: What Is the Difference between AFCARS and SACWIS?.
41: AFCARS Data.
42: Federal Laws and Policy.
43: Testimony and Statements.
44: Litigation in Adoption.
45: Supporting Adoptive Families.
46: Directory of Organizations.
47: Federal Agencies Concerned with Adoption.
48: National Resource, Educational, Support, Advocacy, and/or Policymaking Organizations Concerned with Adoption.
49: National Legally Oriented Organizations with Adoption Connections.
50: State Offices.
51: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.