ERIC Number: EJ593733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Changes in Motivation for Adoption, Value Orientations and Behavior in Three Generations of Adoptive Parents.
Hoksbergen, Rene A. C.
Adoption Quarterly, v2 n2 p37-55 1998
Hypothesizes that in this century a pattern of three generations of adoptive parents has developed, differing in motives and attitudes toward adoption: traditional-closed, open-idealistic, and materialistic-realistic. Maintains that adoption has lost its taboo character, domestic adoption is decreasing or has almost vanished (Scandinavia, Netherlands), and interracial adoption has taken hold. Uses 1960-1995 adoption statistics to support hypothesis. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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