ERIC Number: ED119826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Where Love and Need Are One: A Report on the Use of Subsidies to Increase Adoption of Black Children.
Hargrave, Vivian; And Others
This booklet describes a state subsidy program designed to facilitate the adoption of black children in need of permanent homes. Program participants were children, ages 3 months to 17 years of age living in foster homes in Chicago and East St. Louis, Illinois. Some of the children had serious emotional and/or physical problems, but all were free of significant ties to their parents and relatives. The major components of the program were: (1) finding children who could benefit from adoption, (2) providing direct services to children, (3) locating and developing adoptive homes, (4) effecting adoptive placements (with and without subsidy), and (5) research on all phases. Permanent nonfoster homes were found for nearly 70 percent of the children; about 12 percent were assigned to remain in planned, long-term foster care because of strong ties with foster parents who would not adopt. Adoptive homes could not be found for 8 percent of the children. An extensive recruitment program for adoptive parents was initiated, incorporating advertising, door-to-door recruitment in black neighborhoods, and interaction with foster parents. A discussion of the role of adoption subsidies is included. Appendices provide data tables and a casefinding schedule. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Children and Family Services, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)