Adoptive Families in a Diverse Society

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INDEX
abandonment, 262–263
ABC News telephone survey, 49
acculturation, 262
ACLU, 134
addiction, drug, 192, 203
“Adopted Waifs Often Grow to Resemble New Parents” (Kansas City Star), 29
adoption, 19, 22, 24, 72; agencies for, 1, 11, 220–221; cost of, 121, 135, 212, 223n8; culture of, 260–261; from foster care, 11, 136; as inferior/second best, 65, 67, 70, 146, 157, 260; institution of, 63; language of, 14, 106n2, 159, 201–202, 215–216, 220, 243–244, 255–256; life course dynamics in, 85; pathologization of, 149, 157; policy and practice of, 51–55, 199–204; process of, 163, 219–222; records of, 48, 51, 54, 177, 178; success/failure/disruption of, 166, 172, 227. See also caregiver; family; foster care
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, 99, 225
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America (Pertman), 68
Adoption Reform Act (1978), 225
adoption rights movement, 181
Adventuring in Adoption (Brooks), 32
AFDC, 190
Africa, 191
African Americans, 121, 124, 148, 154, 190, 201. See also race
age: of adoptive parent, 34–35, 229; of caregiver, 198; of child, 75–76, 82, 83; intergenerational, 204
agencies, adoption, 1, 11, 220–221
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (film), 84
AIDS/HIV positive, 86, 136, 141, 142
Alexander, Rudolph, 100
Algeria, 268
alien adoption, in film, 77–78, 79, 84
Aliens (film), 79–80
Allen, Anita, 249
Alstein, Howard, 100
America, 64, 68
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 202, 204
Annie, Broadway musical, 74
Anzaldua, Gloria, 267
Asia/Asians, 1, 25, 99, 103, 104, 106n3, 169
attachment relationship, 93–95, 153, 251–252, 256
attitude survey, 7–8
Auntie Mame (film), 72
authenticity and autonomy, 248–251, 255
Azar, Sandra T., 11, 190, 275
Babe (film), 83
Baby Jessica, 64–65
Baby Richard, 64–65, 182
Baden, Amanda, 95
The Bad Seed (film), 72, 73–74, 76, 85
Barth, Richard, 103
Baumann, Carol, 115, 123
Bayles, George James, 40n2
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), 231
Benchmark Adoption Attitudes Survey (1997), 7
benchmarking, 118–120
Berebitsky, Julie, 2, 7, 29, 275
Berry, J. W., 262

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