Table of contents for Adoptive families in a diverse society / edited by Katarina Wegar.

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Introduction, by Katarina Wegar
Section I: Imagining Adoptive Families: Ideology, Perceptions, and Practice
1. Adoption and the Culture of Genetic Determinism 
Barbara Katz Rothman
2. Family Ideals and the Social Construction of Modern Adoption: A Historical Perspective 
Julie Berebitsky
3. Adoption and Public Opinion: The Role of Community Assessments for Social Support and Policy Development in Adoption 
Charlene Miall and Karen March
4. Adoption in The Media: In Need Of Editing 
Adam Pertman
5. Urchins, Orphans, Monsters, and Victims: Depictions of Adoptees in U.S. Commercial Film 
Christine Ward Gailey
Section II: Adoption and the Social Nature of Family, Identity, and Parenthood
6. Adoption and Identity in Social Context 
Emily Upshur and Jack Demick
7. Adoptive Fatherhood: Gender, Identity, and Sociocultural Considerations
Ramon Hinojosa, Melanie Sberna, and William Marsiglio
8. Family Values: Adoptive Fatherhood and Gay Men in America 
Ellen Lewin
9. Real Mothers: Adoptive Mothers Resisting Marginalization and Re-creating Motherhood
Janet L. Surrey, Betsy Smith, and Mary Watkins
10. "Whatever They Think of Us, We're a Family": Single Mother Adopters 
Christine Ward Gailey
Section III: Adoption, Social Disadvantage, and Challenges of Cultural Difference
11. Family Boundaries and Open Adoption 
Deborah H. Siegel
12. Adoption, Foster Care, and Guardianship in Minority Families 
Sandra T. Azar and Lisa K. Hill
13. Interracial Couples, Multiracial People, and the Color Line in Adoption 
Heather Dalmage
14. My Child, My Choice: Parental Well-Being in the Adoption of Children with Developmental Disabilities 
Laraine M. Glidden
15. Identity, Race, and Language in Adoption: Ethical Values in the Power of Language
Janet Farrell Smith
16. Adoption and Identity: Nomadic Possibilities for Reconceiving the Self 
Mary Watkins
Notes on Contributors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Adoption -- United States.
Family -- United States.
Kinship -- United States.
Adoptive parents -- United States.
Adoption -- United States -- Public opinion.
Pluralism (Social sciences) -- United States.
Identity (Psychology) -- United States.