Adoptive Families in a Diverse Society

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SANDRA T. AZAR is a professor in the child clinical psychology program at the Pennsylvania State University. She has published extensively on issues related to child custody, adult development and parenting, sociocultural issues and parenting, child welfare, and child abuse and neglect. She has written about evaluating parenting competency when parents are from diverse backgrounds, assessment and treatment with child-maltreating parents, outcomes in children exposed to abuse and neglect, and parenting practices in diverse families. She has held a liberal arts fellowship at Harvard Law School and received a federal grant examining a cognitive behavioral model of child-rearing risk and intergenerational transmission of that risk.

JULIE BEREB1TSKY is associate professor of history and director of the women’s studies program at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Her last book was Like Our Very Own: Adoption and the Changing Culture of Motherhood, 1851–1950 (2000).

HEATHER DALMAGE is associate professor of sociology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Dalmage’s book Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World (2000) explores the racial thinking of interracially married, transracially adopted, and multiracial people. She has appeared on MSNBC and ABC to discuss multiracialism. Her upcoming edited volume, The Politics of Multiracialism, explores the origins, content, and outcomes of the multiracial movement. In 1998 she successfully organized the first national conference to explore the social justice implications of the growing multiracial movement. She was awarded the Elizabeth Balanoff award for outstanding faculty for 1998–1999. Dalmage is currently a board member for the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating discrimination and inequality.

JACK DEMICK is a psychologist associated with the Center for the Study of Human Development, Brown University, Brown Medical School, and Psychiatric Physician Consultants of Rhode Island. He has published extensively on issues of


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