Table of contents for Adoption : a reference handbook / Barbara A. Moe.

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Contents
Preface
1 Background and History
Lifelong Issues in Adoption
Who Adopts Children?
How Agencies Screen Prospective Parents: The Home Study Process
Types of Children Available for Adoption
Methods of Adoption
Types of Adoption and Care
Possible Emotional and Health Problems
Laws and Policies
Other Information of Interest
Summary
References and Further Reading
2 Issues and Controversies
Open Versus Closed Adoption
Open Versus Closed Records
Do Transcultural and/or Transracial Adoptions Work?
Should Single People Be Allowed to Adopt?
What About Same-Sex Couples?
Should the Government Provide More or Less Regulation of Adoption?
What About Infant Abandonment Laws? Are They "Safe Havens," or "Baby Dumps?"
What About Adoption Itself? Is It Valuable, or Not?
Summary
References and Further Reading
3 Adoption around the World
Canada
The United Kingdom
Russia
China
Romania
South Korea
Finland
Sweden
The Philippines
India
Mexico
References and Further Reading
4 Chronology
5 Biographical Sketches
Viola Wertheim Bernard
John Bowlby
Charles Loring Brace
Pearl S. Buck
Reverend George Clements
Dorothy DeBolt and Robert DeBolt 
Michael Dorris
Marian Wright Edelman
Vera Fahlberg
Florence Anna Fisher
Anna Freud 
Sigmund Freud
Arnold Gesell
Clara McBride Hale
Joan Heifetz Hollinger
Harry Holt and Bertha Holt
Patricia Irwin Johnston
C. Henry Kempe
H. David Kirk
Janusz Korczak
Betty Jean Lifton 
Lois Ruskai Melina
Jean Paton
Justine Wise Polier
Jessie Taft 
Sophie van Senden Theis 
Dave Thomas
Barbara Tremetiere
6 Facts and Data
The Children's Bureau
The Child Welfare Information Gateway
Data Collection History and Sources
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting Systems (AFCARS)
Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
What Is the Difference between AFCARS and SACWIS?
Federal Laws and Policy
Testimony and Statements
Litigation in Adoption
Supporting Adoptive Families
7 Directory of Organizations
Federal Agencies Concerned with Adoption
National Resource, Educational, Support, Advocacy, and/or Policymaking 	Organizations Concerned 
with Adoption
National Legally Oriented Organizations with Adoption Connections
State Offices
8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
Books
Journals/Periodicals
Websites
Videos and DVDs
CD-ROMs
Software
Databases
Glossary
Index
About the Author 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Adoption -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.