INTERRACIAL ADOPTION PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: “The adoption of black or biracial children by white adoptive families, although some individuals use the term to refer to any adoption across racial lines, including the most frequent transracial adoptions in the United States—adoptions of Asian children by white parents.” (Encyclopedia of Adoption).

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • Should adoption records be open to adopted children?
  • What are the problems a child of transracial adoption must face?
  • Why did it take so long for Congress to forbid the use of race to deny or delay adoptive placement?
  • Is there justifiable evidence against interracial adoption?
  • Is interracial adoption the answer to America’s child welfare problems?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:
  • Transracial Adoption
  • Interracial Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Adoption
  • Children of Interracial Marriage

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES (REF indicates a non-circulating item):

Updated items are currently on order (August 3, 2010)

STATISTICS:

Adoption and Foster Care Statistics [http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm#afcars] - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Adoption Statistics [http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/statistics/adoption.cfm] - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Welfare Information Gateway

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 3, 2010, 9:00 AM
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