ERIC Number: ED399688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Adoption: A Lifelong Journey for Children & Families.
McManus, Marilyn, C., Ed.
Focal Point, v10 n1 Spr 1996
Several issues surrounding adoption are addressed in this journal. "Openness in Adoption," by Ruth G. McRoy and others, explores the movement away from confidentiality in adoption. "Mid-Life Reflections on Adoption" by Carol Yttri and "An Adoption Journey" by Shannon Latimer detail the experiences of adults who were adopted as children. In "Emotional Disorders in Adopted Children and Youth" (Ruth G. McRoy and Harold D. Grotevant), a research review finds that adopted children are referred for psychological treatment two to five times as frequently as their nonadopted peers. A study of 50 adopted and 50 non-adopted adolescents in residential treatment centers indicated that adoption outcomes are influenced by a variety of child and parental factors, including the parent's reasons and motivation for adoption and their attitudes toward adoptive parenthood. "Intercultural Adoption" (Joan D. Ramos), "The Case Against Transracial Adoption" (Leora Neal), and "The Birth of Intercountry Adoptions" (Susan Soon Keum Cox) discuss the impact of adoptions between members of racial, ethnic, national origin, and religious groups on the children and families involved. "The Multiethnic Placement Act" by Carol Williams reviews this 1994 law. "Parent and Child Attachment" (Margaret Redfern) examines the bonding between parents and their children. "Adoption Subsides: A Boon for Children" (Ann Sullivan) discusses the federal adoption subsidy. "My Family: Formed by Adoption" (Stephanie Ward) is a personal narrative by a woman who adopted a child with mental disorders. Selected adoption resources are also listed. (CR)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Behavior, Child Welfare, Confidentiality, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Family Relationship, Federal Legislation, Incidence, Intercultural Programs, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Personal Narratives, Placement, Transracial Adoption
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994