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ERIC Number: ED064008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 388
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Far from the Reservation: The Transracial Adoption of American Indian Children. A Study Conducted Under the Auspices of the Child Welfare League of America, New York, New York.
Fanshel, David
The objectives of this study were (1) to develop systematic knowledge about the characteristics of couples who adopted American Indian children and (2) to describe the experiences encountered by the families and children for a 5-year period after the Indian children were placed in adoptive homes. The experiences of 97 families who adopted Indian children were studied. The full sample of adoptive families were interviewed annually for 5 years. The first interview was conducted jointly with the adoptive father and the adoptive mother, while the second was designed to be carried out with adoptive mothers exclusively. The third interview was designed for the father, the fourth for both the husband and wife, and the fifth for adoptive mothers only. Each of several variables, such as religiosity of adoptive family, political orientation, and child-rearing practices, were subjected to statistical tests. It was found that the majority of the Indian children and their adoptive families appeared to be well-adjusted and it was recommended that the practice of transracial adoption be continued and encouraged. Appendices include (1) agencies placing children through the Indian Adoption Project, (2) major variables used in the study, and a child progress scale. (LS)
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