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