ERIC Number: ED127005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Characteristics of Registrants for Adoption, Children Placed and Services Rendered by Adoption Agencies.
Scott, Della Beidleman
This report briefly describes the Interagency Vietnam Adoption Committee (IVAC) project and provides data on the children, families, and adoption agencies involved in the project. The IVAC project set out to place black Vietnamese and black American children in black adoptive homes in the United States. As a result of that effort, it was concluded that (1) there is an untapped reservoir of potential black adopters in the United States, (2) placement of children takes too long both for the orphans and the prospective adoptive parents, (3) fees are a deterrent to finding black adoptive families, and (4) because of the lack of black representation in adoption agencies, there is prejudice against black adoptive parents even in the placing of black children. More funding and regional adoption planning are among the recommendations made. Extensive supporting information is presented in three parts: Part I describes the two phases of the project, intercountry adoptions and domestic adoptions; Part II presents statistical data and comments on the source and characteristics of adoption registrants and the children placed; Part III describes the work of adoption agencies that served IVAC registrants. In addition there are 24 tables of data as well as descriptive and supportive documents in the appendices. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Traveler's Aid-International Social Service of America, New York, NY.