Adoption, Race, and Identity: From Infancy through Adolescence

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780275937485: Adoption, Race, and Identity: From Infancy through Adolescence
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Adoption, Race, and Identity examines the innovative placement of nonwhite (predominantly black) adoptees with white parents. In addition to reviewing recent court decisions involving race as a factor in child custody, authors Rita Simon and Howard Altstein examine the research to date on this topic, including adoption policy and practice as carried out by some adoption agencies. Although there are a few anecdotal portraits of typical situations, the work is almost exclusively devoted to actual responses to questions about the experiences of these families based on a longitudinal study that began in 1971. The authors conclude that the majority of families and their adopted children are well integrated into society and that the adoptees now, as adolescents, do not see themselves as any less black than their in-racially raised peers.

Chapters 1 and 2 examine the historical and legal background of transracial adoption. The authors discuss numbers and trends, founding social movements, agency practices, and the legal status of transracial adoption over the past forty years. They present the arguments by the National Association of Black Social Workers against the practice, and responses offered by various adoption networks. Chapter 3 details the authors' research method for the study of families and their transracial adoptees, and integrates a review of the research literature. The following chapter provides demographic and social psychological data on the 200 families involved in the study, and examines their stated reasons for adopting. Chapters 5 and 6 evaluate the responses to the study by parents and by adoptees and their siblings. Chapter 7 reviews the families' experiences from both the parents' and children's perspectives, and Chapters 8 and 9 discuss problem families and ordinary families, respectively. The work closes with an examination of alternative forms of child placement, a discussion of social policy, and suggestions for future research and practice. This study will prove valuable to social workers, adoption agencies, and scholars and practitioners in related fields.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

This volume examines the innovative placement of nonwhite (predominantly black) adoptees with white parents. The authors conclude that the majority of families and their adopted children are well integrated into society and that the adoptees now, as adults, do not see themselves as any less black than their in-racially raised peers.

About the Author:

RITA J. SIMON is a sociologist and university professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, D.C. She has recently authored The Crimes That Women Commit and the Punishments They Receive (1990) and Women's Movements in America (with Gloria Danziger, Praeger, 1991) and has co-edited with Howard Altstein, Intercountry Adoption: A Multinational Perspective (Praeger, 1991).

HOWARD ALTSTEIN, a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, is the co-editor of Intercountry Adoption: A Multinational Perspective. He has also collaborated with Rita Simon on their 20-year study of transracial adoption.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Altstein, Howard
Published by ABC-CLIO (1992)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1992. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780275937485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Altstein, Howard
Published by ABC-CLIO (1992)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1992. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780275937485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Howard Altstein; Rita J. Simon
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0275937488

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Simon, Rita James
Published by Praeger (2016)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780275937485_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 103.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rita J. Simon, Howard Altstein
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 1992. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Adoption, Race, and Identity examines the innovative placement of nonwhite (predominantly black) adoptees with white parents. In addition to reviewing recent court decisions involving race as a factor in child custody, authors Rita Simon and Howard Altstein examine the research to date on this topic, including adoption policy and practice as carried out by some adoption agencies. Although there are a few anecdotal portraits of typical situations, the work is almost exclusively devoted to actual responses to questions about the experiences of these families based on a longitudinal study that began in 1971. The authors conclude that the majority of families and their adopted children are well integrated into society and that the adoptees now, as adolescents, do not see themselves as any less black than their in-racially raised peers. Chapters 1 and 2 examine the historical and legal background of transracial adoption. The authors discuss numbers and trends, founding social movements, agency practices, and the legal status of transracial adoption over the past forty years. They present the arguments by the National Association of Black Social Workers against the practice, and responses offered by various adoption networks. Chapter 3 details the authors research method for the study of families and their transracial adoptees, and integrates a review of the research literature. The following chapter provides demographic and social psychological data on the 200 families involved in the study, and examines their stated reasons for adopting. Chapters 5 and 6 evaluate the responses to the study by parents and by adoptees and their siblings. Chapter 7 reviews the families experiences from both the parents and children s perspectives, and Chapters 8 and 9 discuss problem families and ordinary families, respectively. The work closes with an examination of alternative forms of child placement, a discussion of social policy, and suggestions for future research and practice. This study will prove valuable to social workers, adoption agencies, and scholars and practitioners in related fields. Seller Inventory # APC9780275937485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 110.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Rita J. Simon, Howard Altstein
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 1992. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Adoption, Race, and Identity examines the innovative placement of nonwhite (predominantly black) adoptees with white parents. In addition to reviewing recent court decisions involving race as a factor in child custody, authors Rita Simon and Howard Altstein examine the research to date on this topic, including adoption policy and practice as carried out by some adoption agencies. Although there are a few anecdotal portraits of typical situations, the work is almost exclusively devoted to actual responses to questions about the experiences of these families based on a longitudinal study that began in 1971. The authors conclude that the majority of families and their adopted children are well integrated into society and that the adoptees now, as adolescents, do not see themselves as any less black than their in-racially raised peers. Chapters 1 and 2 examine the historical and legal background of transracial adoption. The authors discuss numbers and trends, founding social movements, agency practices, and the legal status of transracial adoption over the past forty years. They present the arguments by the National Association of Black Social Workers against the practice, and responses offered by various adoption networks. Chapter 3 details the authors research method for the study of families and their transracial adoptees, and integrates a review of the research literature. The following chapter provides demographic and social psychological data on the 200 families involved in the study, and examines their stated reasons for adopting. Chapters 5 and 6 evaluate the responses to the study by parents and by adoptees and their siblings. Chapter 7 reviews the families experiences from both the parents and children s perspectives, and Chapters 8 and 9 discuss problem families and ordinary families, respectively. The work closes with an examination of alternative forms of child placement, a discussion of social policy, and suggestions for future research and practice. This study will prove valuable to social workers, adoption agencies, and scholars and practitioners in related fields. Seller Inventory # APC9780275937485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Howard Altstein, Rita J. Simon
Published by Praeger (1992)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0275937488

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Rita J. Simon
Published by Praeger
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger. Hardcover. Condition: New. 232 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 6.5in. x 0.8in.Adoption, Race, and Identity examines the innovative placement of nonwhite (predominantly black) adoptees with white parents. In addition to reviewing recent court decisions involving race as a factor in child custody, authors Rita Simon and Howard Altstein examine the research to date on this topic, including adoption policy and practice as carried out by some adoption agencies. Although there are a few anecdotal portraits of typical situations, the work is almost exclusively devoted to actual responses to questions about the experiences of these families based on a longitudinal study that began in 1971. The authors conclude that the majority of families and their adopted children are well integrated into society and that the adoptees now, as adolescents, do not see themselves as any less black than their in-racially raised peers. Chapters 1 and 2 examine the historical and legal background of transracial adoption. The authors discuss numbers and trends, founding social movements, agency practices, and the legal status of transracial adoption over the past forty years. They present the arguments by the National Association of Black Social Workers against the practice, and responses offered by various adoption networks. Chapter 3 details the authors research method for the study of families and their transracial adoptees, and integrates a review of the research literature. The following chapter provides demographic and social psychological data on the 200 families involved in the study, and examines their stated reasons for adopting. Chapters 5 and 6 evaluate the responses to the study by parents and by adoptees and their siblings. Chapter 7 reviews the families experiences from both the parents and childrens perspectives, and Chapters 8 and 9 discuss problem families and ordinary families, respectively. The work closes with an examination of alternative forms of child placement, a discussion of social policy, and suggestions for future research and practice. This study will prove valuable to social workers, adoption agencies, and scholars and practitioners in related fields. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780275937485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Altstein, Howard; Simon, Rita J.
Published by Praeger
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0275937488 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780275937485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 126.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Howard Altstein; Rita J. Simon
Published by Praeger (1992)
ISBN 10: 0275937488 ISBN 13: 9780275937485
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0275937488

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 134.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book