Transracial Adoptees and Their Families: A Study of Identity and Commitment

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and thus an alternative to transracial adoption for a large segment of those awaiting adoption in the United States, older black children. We believe that agencies should concentrate considerably more of their recruitment energies toward this population and toward finding black sponsors for these programs.


NOTES
1.
"One Parent Families Increasing, Study Says", New York Times, May 18, 1985, p. 54.
2.
Paul C. Glick, "Marriage, Divorce and Living Arrangements", Journal of Family Issues 5 ( March 1984):23-24.
3.
Judy Klemesrud, "Number of Single-Parent Adoptions Grows", New York Times, November 19, 1984, p. C13.
4.
Ibid.
5.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, "Household and Family Characteristics", Washington, March 1983), Series P-20, No. 398.
6.
Joan Shireman and Penny Johnson, "Single Persons as Adoptive Parents", Social Service Review 50 ( March 1976):103-16; Alfred Kadushin, "Single Parent Adoptions: An Overview and Some Relevant Research", Social Service Review 44 ( September 1970):263-74.
7.
Eleanor Holmes Norton, "Restoring the Traditional Black Family", New York Times Magazine, June 2, 1985, p. 42.
8.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1985, 105th ed. Table 36 ( Washington, 1985), p. 32.
9.
North American Committee on Adoptable Children, Adoptalk ( March-April 1983).
10.
Adoption Report 8 ( 1983).
11.
Child Welfare League of America, Standards for Adoption Service, Revised, 1978, p. 67.
12.
New York Times, op. cit., p. 3.
13.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract, Table 46, p. 37.
14.
Carl T. Rowan, "Black Americans", Baltimore Sun, June 21, 1985, p. 15A.
15.
New York Times, op. cit., p. C13.

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