Adoption: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 342 pages
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This volume explores the current issues surrounding adoption in the United States. Following a thoughtful overview of the topic, it presents a chronology that documents the milestones in adoption history and a collection of biographical sketches of individuals who have profoundly affected child welfare and adoption philosophies and practices. Readers will also find a selection of facts and figures as well as a discussion of important federal legislation and policies, a summary of significant litigation, and a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies. A detailed listing of print and electronic resources rounds out a volume that students, parents, adoption agencies, social workers, and policymakers will welcome.
 

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Issues and Controversies
37
3 Adoption around the World
89
4 Chronology
123
5 Biographical Sketches
145
6 Facts and Data
169
7 Directory of Organizations
229
8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
269
Glossary
315
Index
323
About the Author
343
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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.

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