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The Adoption Process, Transracial Adoptions
Transracial Paperwork In the United States, every adoption begins with a formal procedure known as the "home study", which is a mountain of paperwork for you, as an adopting parent, and for your social worker. You begin by filling out the "autobiographical guide", a series of questions about you...
Domestic Adoption Trends are Changing
The days of secrecy and shame in adoption are all but gone. Adoption has come a long way since 1851, the year when Massachusetts was the first state to pass a modern adoption law (1851 Adoption of Children Act), which recognized adoption as a social and legal operation based not on adult interests... Transracial Adoption
Transracial Adoption What is Transracial Adoption? The term transracial adoption means the joining of racially different parents and children together in adoptive families. (Silverman, 1993) What legislation exists concerning transracial adoption? *The Howard M. Metzenbaum Multiethnic... Information, Legislation, Statistics
Other Sources of Information Transracial adoption is a "hot" topic in the media and in adoption circles. There is quite a lot of activity in this area of adoption practice. We offer the following brief sections for your information. Where Can I Find Out More About Transracial or...
Black and White vs. White and Black
April 30, 2009, 1:09 am
This past weekend, I read this Newsweek article , about a black family who adopted a white girl, Katie. Briefly, the girl had been in 12 different foster homes before finding her new family. The article focuses on how much negativity the family has experienced from people both white and black.... Race rambles end
August 19, 2006, 8:45 am
Continued from my previous post …
It seems to me that the answer must be MORE transracial adoptions, inter-marriage, mixing of every kind, not less, and if at some point the complexion of the 'average American family' is of varying hues, the big deal that gets so much attention now will no... Adoption Reform Hero: Dr. Elizabeth Bartholet
July 4, 2007, 3:47 am
Continuing the series on adoption reform that appears on this blog sporadically, today's post features a look a someone who does so much more to make a difference for the positive than simply wag fingers in vaguely accusatory directions and slap the same old, tired links all over the place in...