ERIC Number: EJ611863
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Is Transracial Adoption in the Best Interests of Ethnic Minority Children?: Questions Concerning Legal and Scientific Interpretations of a Child's Best Interests.
Park, Shelley M.; Green, Cheryl Evans
Adoption Quarterly, v3 n4 p5-34 2000
Examines empirical studies purporting to demonstrate that transracial adoption may positively benefit children of color, particularly Black children. Argues that several methodological difficulties exist in these studies, and describes the Eurocentric bias of legal and scientific assessments of children's well-being and adjustment. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For commentary, see article by Haugaard (PS530879) in this issue.