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

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Index
abortions, 121-122
activities: adolescents, 59-60; of TRA child, 36, 38-39
adoptees, needs and rights of, 51
Administration for Children, Youth and Families, 6
age, as adoption criteria, 125
agency practices, 6-10
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 99
alcohol problems, 99, 102
American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU), 21
anger, 35, 99, 100
antisocial behavior, 106
aspirations, educational, TRA child, 36-44
average grades: comparison of parents' and children's reports, 87; TRA child, 37-38, 58
Baltimore Sun, 7
belonging, sense of, 18, 65, 117
bias, absence of, 27
birth parents: interest of TRA child in, 53; locating, 83, 90, 116
birth rates, 122-124; black females, 123; women ages 15-19by country, 122; women ages 15-19by race, 123
birth records, 51-54, 116
black children, number of, for adoption placement, 5
black families, rejection of, as potential adopters, 8-9
black single parenthood, 129-131
borderline personality, 106
British Adoption Project (BAP), 69
child custody decisions, 12-22
Child Welfare Indicator Survey ( 1982), 5
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), 129
closeness, parents and children, 88
college education, TRAs and, 59
communities: choice of, 49; types of, by race and adopted status, 80-81
competition, 43, 111
confidence, feeling of, 18
confidentiality, 51
confidential records, states concerned, 52
conflicts, transracial adoptions, 92-107
contraceptive use, 124-125
Council on Adoptable Children, 27
court rulings, transracial adoptions, 12-22
cultural awareness, 35
cultural identity, 6-7
Custody of Temos, Re, 17
dating: choices by race and adoptive status, 62-63; comparison of parents and children's responses, 87; parental attitude toward, 62; racial characteristics, 40, 42
disabilities, mental or emotional, 96. See also emotional problems
disappointments, transracial adoptions, 92-107
discipline problems,42
discrimination, 6
divorce, TRA children and, 102, 103, 104
Down's syndrome child, adoption of, 21
Edel v. Edel, 15
education, TRA child: average grades, 37-38; future plans, 58-59; parents, perception, 36-44

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