RITA J. SIMON is the Dean of the School of Justice at The American University in Washington, D.C. In addition to authoring two earlier works on transracial adoption, she is the author of Public Opinion and the Immigrant: Print Media Coverage 1880-1980, Women and Crime, Continuity and Change: A Study of Two Ethnic Communities in Israel, and several books on the jury system. Dean Simon is a former editor of the American Sociological Review and Justice Quarterly.
HOWARD ALTSTEIN is a professorat the School of Social Work of the University of Maryland. He is the co-author with Rita J. Simon of two earlier books on transracial adoption, Transracial Adoption and Transracial Adoption: A Follow-up, and the author of several articles on child welfare.