ERIC Number: ED265967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Adoption Factbook: United States Data, Issues, Regulations and Resources.
National Committee for Adoption, Inc., Washington, DC.
This document is designed to fill major information voids in the field of adoption and to provide prospective adoptive parents with reliable data on which to base decisions. The factbook contains four major types of new information: (1) a frank discussion of the issues concerning adoption -- including costs; tax regulations; transracial adoption; foreign adoption; foster care; pro's and con's of public, private, and individual adoption; characteristics of adoptive children, biological parents, and adoptive parents; and business firms and adoption benefits; (2) adoption regulations -- including state regulations; Immigration and Naturalization Service Regulations for foreign adoptions; regulations on access to state adoption records; legislation on adoption registries; and regulations on surrogate motherhood; (3) adoption statistics -- including previously unpublished data from the National Committee for Adoption's national survey of adoption; previously unpublished Immigration and Naturalization Service data on foreign adoptions; a new synthesis of trend statistics on adoption; and recommendations for a sensible federal/state adoption data collection program; and (4) adoption resources -- including lists of about 600 adoption specialists, support groups, organizations, and programs designed to help lay persons and professionals at the local, state, and national level obtain access to the experts. A short list of publications available from the National Committee for Adoption concludes the document. (RH)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Organizations (Groups), Resources, Social Problems, State Legislation, Statistical Data
National Committee for Adoption, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 512, Washington, DC 20036 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Counselors; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Adoption, Inc., Washington, DC.