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

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Selected Bibliography

Anderson David C. Children of Special Value -- Interracial Adoption in America. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971.

Bean Philip, ed. Adoption. London: Tavistock, 1984.

Benet Mary K. The Politics of Adoption. New York: The Free Press, 1976.

Billingsley Andrew, and Jeanne Giovanonni. Child of the Storm: Black Children and American Child. Welfare. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

Clark Kenneth B., and Mamie P Clark. "Racial Identification and Preference in Negro Children." In E. Maccoby, T. Newcomb, and E. Hartley, eds. Reading in Social Psychology. New York: Holt, 1958.

Day Dawn. The Adoption of Black Children. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1979.

Fanshel David. Far from the Reservation: The Transracial Adoption of American Indian Children. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Feigelman William, and Arnold Silverman. Chosen Children: New Patterns of Adoptive Relationships. New York: Praeger, 1983.

Gill, Owen, and Barbara Jackson. Adoption and Race. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983.

Goodman Mary Ellen. Race Awareness in Young Children. New York: Collier, 1964.

Grow Lucille J., and Deborah Shapiro. Black Children, White Parents: A Study of Transracial Adoption. New York: Child Welfare League of America, 1972.

Jaffee Benson, and David Fanshel. How They Fared in Adoption: A Follow-up Study. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.

Kadushin Alfred. Child Welfare Services. New York: Macmillan, 1980.

Kirk H. David. Shared Fate. New York: Free Press, 1964.

Koh Frances M. Oriental Children in American Homes. Minneapolis: East-West Press, 1981.

Ladner Joyce. Mixed Families. New York: Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1977.

McRoy Ruth G., and Louis A. Zurcher. Transracial and Inracial Adoptees. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1983.

Morland J. Kenneth. Racial Attitudes in School Children: From Kindergarten Through High School. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, National Center for Educational Research and Development, 1972.

Nutt Thomas E., and John A. Synder. Transracial Adoption. Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.

Porter Judith D.R. Black Child, White Child: The Development of Racial Attitudes. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971.

Rosenberg Morris. Society, and the Adolescent Self-Image. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Rosenberg Morris, and Roberta G. Simmons. Black and White Self-Esteem: The Urban School Child. Arnold M. and Caroline Rose Monograph Series. Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association, 1971.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Part I 1
  • 1 - Where We Are Today: Numbers, Practices, and Policies 3
  • Notes 10
  • 2 - Recent Court Rulings 12
  • Notes 22
  • Part II 25
  • 3 - Looking Back at the Familles 27
  • Notes 32
  • 4 - The Parents' Story 33
  • Notes 56
  • 5 - The Children's Account 57
  • Notes 83
  • 6 - How the Parents' and Children's Accounts Match Up 85
  • Notes 91
  • 7 - Special Families: Problems, Disappointments, Conflicts 92
  • Notes 107
  • 8 - Ordinary Families: A Collective Portrait 108
  • Notes 118
  • Part III 119
  • 9 - Effects of Abortion, Birth Rate, and Lifestyle on Inracial and Transracial Adoptions 121
  • Notes 126
  • 10 - Single Parent Adoption: A Continuing Alternative 127
  • Notes 131
  • 11 - Intercountry Adoption 132
  • Notes 138
  • Concluding Remarks and Recommendations 140
  • Note 143
  • Selected Bibliography 145
  • Index 147
  • About the Authors 151
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