Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions: Cultural Guidance for Professionals

Paperback | January 26, 2016

EditorRowena Fong, Ruth G. McRoy

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With essays by well-known adoption practitioners and researchers who source empirical research and practical knowledge, this volume addresses key developmental, cultural, health, and behavioral issues in the transracial and international adoption process and provides recommendations for avoiding fraud and techniques for navigating domestic and foreign adoption laws. The text details the history, policy, and service requirements relating to white, African American, Asian American, Latino and Mexican American, and Native American children and adoptive families. It addresses specific problems faced by adoptive families with children and youth from China, Russia, Ethiopia, India, Korea, and Guatemala, and offers targeted guidance on ethnic identity formation, trauma, mental health treatment, and the challenges of gay or lesbian adoptions

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With essays by well-known adoption practitioners and researchers who source empirical research and practical knowledge, this volume addresses key developmental, cultural, health, and behavioral issues in the transracial and international adoption process and provides recommendations for avoiding fraud and techniques for navigating dom...

Rowena Fong is the Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and Member of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.Ruth McRoy holds the Donahue and DiFelice Endowed Professorship at the Boston College School of Social Work...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231172559

ISBN - 13:9780231172554

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroduction, by Rowena Fong, Ruth McRoy and Ann Schwartz1. Overview of Intercountry Adoptions, by Rowena Fong, Ruth McRoy, and Hollee McGinnis2. Legal and Policy Issues Impacting Intercountry Adoption Practices, by Karen Rotabi and Carmen Monico3. Overview of and Legal and Policy Issues Impacting Transracial Adoptions, by Ruth McRoy, Amy Griffin and Hollee McGinnis4. Interculturally Competent Practice with Gay and Lesbian Families, by Devon Brooks, Doni Whitsett, and Jeremy T. Goldbach5. A Neurodevelopmental Perspective and Clinical Challenges, by Bruce Perry, Erin Hambrick and Robert Perry6. Ethnic Identity Formation, by Ellen E. Pinderhughes, Jessica A. K. Matthews, Xian Zhang7. Mental Health Issues, by Amanda L. Baden, Jonathan R. Mazza, Andrew Kitchen, Elliotte Harrington, and Ebony White8. Medical Issues, by Dana E. Johnson and Judith K. Eckerle9. School Issues, by Jae Ran Kim and Beth Hall10. The Need for Adoption Competent Mental Health Professionals, by Debbie Riley and Ellen SingerList of ContributorsIndex

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This work draws on the extensive research experience and broad social work practice experience of coeditors Fong and McRoy, in combination with the expertise contributed to specific chapters by a veritable 'who's who' of other researchers and practitioners who are leading figures in the world of transracial and intercountry adoptions.