ERIC Number: ED054857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Families for Black Children: The Search for Adoptive Parents. An Experience Survey.
Herzog, Elizabeth; And Others
This "experience survey" is part of an effort by the Office of Child Development to increase the number of adoptive families available for black children in need of placement. An "experience survey" is a profile of opinions among a group selected because of especially relevant experience or information. In this survey, the 100 respondents in 5 large cities included adoptive parents, members of social agencies, and strategically placed members of the community. Interviews and survey content covered these main points: (1) what impels people to adopt children, (2) what deters people from adopting children, (3) advantages and disadvantages of different types of adoptive placements, and (4) advantages and disadvantages of different recruitment methods. The data collected is therefore of two kinds: (1) information about prevailing attitudes and assumptions, and (2) information about recruitment methods that have or have not proved effective and interpretations concerning reasons for the results. Results are given in words rather than numbers in order to present the main patterning of opinions rather than an exact count. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption (Ideas), Agency Role, Blacks, Class Attitudes, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Racial Relations, Social Workers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75, Stock Number 1791-0157)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Division of Research, B.E.H.