Intercountry Adoption: A Multinational Perspective

Hardcover | November 1, 1990

EditorHoward Altstein

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Howard Altstein and Rita Simon are the editors of this volume which describes the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families. Countries discussed include the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. Agency sponsored intercountry adoption (ICA) first began with the end of World War II when European orphans were adopted by American families. This book provides a brief history of intercountry adoption; specifies the rules and procedures employed in the various countries; and evaluates the pros and cons and successes and failures in the seven nations. For each country the book provides information on the number of transracial and intercountry adoptions since the end of World War II (or 1960). It discusses each country's formal statutes on transracial and intercountry adoption, and describes the organizations and/or social movements advocating such adoptions as well as those opposing them. The editors conclude with a summary, drawn from the case studies, which assesses the successes and failures of the adoption policies and experiences. Compiled by leading scholars in the adoption field, this volume is designed for use by social workers, adoption agencies, sociologists, and psychologists.

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Howard Altstein and Rita Simon are the editors of this volume which describes the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families. Countries discussed include the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. Agency sponsored intercountry adoption (ICA) first began with the end of World War ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275932877

ISBN - 13:9780275932879

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?The title of the book sums up the basic themes. The authors' renown and credentials lend substance and authority to the situation. This splendid study carefully presents the multifaceted aspects of the intercountry adoption field. For the social work education community, and eventually for all practitioners, this book should be an excellent tool to acquire a clear awareness and understanding of diverse national and cultural systems around the globe.?-Journal of Teaching in Social Work