ERIC Number: ED374890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Adoptive Families: Out of the Shadows = Les familes adoptives: sortent de l'ombre.
Theilheimer, Ish, Ed.
Transition, v22 n3 Sep 1992
This theme issue deals with adoption. "Adoption in Canada: A Profile," provides statistics on public and private adoption, as well as demographic characteristics on adoption applicants and children placed for adoption. It also discusses current adoption legislation. "Abandoning Ownership: A Philosophical Approach to Adoption" (Terri Spronk) explores the changing attitudes about the place of adopted children in their adoptive families. "Open Adoption in Canada" (Marilyn E. Shinyei and Linda Edney) focuses on the practice of allowing the birth parent to choose the adoptive family for their baby. This article clarifies the distinction between open and closed adoptions, noting that in spite of its positive aspects, open adoption may not be suitable for everyone. "Adoption: So Many Issues, So Little Understanding" summarizes some of the most important issues relating to adoption, including transracial and special needs adoptions. Also included in this issue are short articles about funding for family support programs and the evolving definition of family. The issue concludes with an annual review (1991-92) of the Vanier Institute of the Family. (BAC)
Descriptors: Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents, Foreign Countries, State Legislation, Transracial Adoption
Vanier Institute of the Family, 120 Holland Avenue, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y OX6, Canada (Individual member, $25; Organizational member, $60; Associate member, $15).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada