INDEX
Abandonment: and adoption, 470, 471; and foster care, 374; and "Good Neighbor Homes," 197; history of, 34, 35-36, 39-40; and neglect, 158, 161; and role rejection, 17; mentioned, 48, 49, 50, 584, 633
Abortion: after amniocentesis, 55-56; availability of, 55; history of, 34; and illegitimacy, 38, 55, 442; liberalization of laws, 50, 217; and Medicaid, 50, 452; motives for, 37, 38; in other countries, 444, 633, 634-35; use of, 425- 26
Abraham, 466
Abuse: and child-care institutions, 613- 14; context of, 168-69; defined, 159; effects on child development, 213-14; and foster family care, 342; and indenture, 315; intergenerational, 179- 80; investigation of, 172-77; legal definition of, 214-15; problems in treatment of, 214-20; reincidence of, 206-7; reporting of, 160-61, 172; scope of, 171- 77; and social isolation, 179, 184, 188; treatment for, 189-98; and parental role unfulfillment, 24, 26, 99, 140, 151, 160, 260, 448, 615
Abusive parents: discussed, 178-79; intergenerational abuse and, 179-80; and social isolation, 179, 184, 188; and therapeutic day care, 207
Action for Foster Children Week, 397
Adam and Eve, 33
Ad litem, 156
Adolescence: adoption during, 442, 488, 494, 498; child-bearing during, 446-47; child guidance clinics during, 80; family services during, 454; and foster-family care during, 319, 325, 340; and institutional child-care during, 589; and vocational counseling during, 605
Adolescent Health Service, Pregnancy Prevention and Care Act, 454-55
Adopt-a-Child, 533
Adoptalk, 564
Adoptee: and access to birth records, 263- 64; and emotional disturbance, 523-30; and OASDI, 119; problems of, 487-88; rights of, in other countries, 656-67; and search for biological parents, 493- 501, 656
Adoptees Liberty Movement Association (ALMA), 495, 650
Adoption: of adolescents, 422, 498; in Africa, 641; age at placement, 470, 530; and age of parents, 384, 565; black market in, 551, 566; and child abuse cases, 212; child-applicant ratio of, 472- 73; community attitude toward, 550-51; confidentiality and, 514; and contact with putative father, 441; counseling for, 434; criteria for applicants, in other countries, 657-58; de facto, 313; demand for, 552-54; disruption of, 544- 57; evaluation of services of, 517-31; exchange programs in, 554, 555-60; failure of, 544; and foster care, 347, 370-71, 374, 383-84, 397, 562-63; gray market in, 551, 565; group methods in, 501-5, 566; of handicapped child, 542- 44; history of, 465-69; and illegitimacy, 441-42; independent, 510-17; international, 505-7; legal aspects of, 507- 510; motivation for, 476-77, 565; of older children, 483-84, 530, 539-42; open, 501; in other countries, 649, 654, 655-56; preferential, 472; placement, 484-85; problems in services of, 547- 54, 566; process in, 481-85; and race, 420; and religious requirements, 551- 52; and rejected applicants, 503-5; and right to records, 563-64; requirements of adoptive parents, 473-81; scope of, 469-70; by single parent, 384, 554, 560-62; sources of children for, 470-72; of special needs children, 480-81, 531- 44; subsidized, 384, 556-60, 656; success of, 530-31; and "telling," 488-93, 565; transracial, 506, 533-39, 544, 566, 656; trends in, 554-67
Adoption Act and Regulations, 559-60
"Adoption Day in Court," 555
Adoption Reform Act ( 1978), 469, 517, 556

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