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The Routledge Handbook Of Adoption

Edited by: Gretchen Miller Wrobel , Emily Helder , Elisha Marr

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138362505
eBook ISBN: 9780429432040
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429432040
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Book description

Adoption is practiced globally yielding a multidimensional area of study that cannot be characterized by a single movement or discipline. This handbook provides a central source of contemporary scholarship from a variety of disciplines with an international perspective and uses a multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach to ground adoption practices and activities in scientific research. Perspectives of birth/first parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons are brought forth through a range of disciplinary and theoretical lenses.

Beginning with background and context of adoption, including sociocultural and political contexts, the handbook then addresses the diversity of adoptive families in terms of family forms, attitudes about adoption, and characteristics of adopted children. Next, research examining the lived experience of adoption for birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted individuals is presented. A variety of outcomes for internationally and domestically adopted children and adoptive families is then discussed and the handbook concludes by addressing the development, training, and implementation of adoption competent clinical practice.

With cutting-edge research from top international scholars in a diversity of fields, The Routledge Handbook of Adoption should be considered essential reading for students, researchers, and practitioners across the fields of social work, sociology, psychology, medicine, family science, education, and demography.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Us Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Us Adoption By The Numbers Download PDF
Chapter  3:  An Economic Perspective On Ethics In Adoption Policy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Domestic Adoption In Ethiopia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Intersection of Information Science and Crisis Pregnancy Decision-Making Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Respecting Children’s Relationships and Identities In Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Early Growth and Development Study Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Unique Challenges and Strengths For Families Formed Through International Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  9:  A Critical Adoption Studies and Asian Americanist Integrative Perspective On The Psychology Of Korean Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  10:  A Nationally Representative Comparison Of Black and White Adoptive Parents Of Black Adoptees Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Racial and Gender Preferences Among Potential Adoptive Parents Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Adoptive Families Headed By LGBTQ Parents Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Post-Institutionalized Adopted Children Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Adoptees With Disabilities Or Medically Involved Children Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Adoption In The Context Of Natural Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Birth Mothers’ Options Counseling And Relinquishment Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Transracial Adoptees Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Communication About Adoption In Families Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Open Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  20:  How Adoptive Parents Think About Their Role As Parents Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Religiosity and Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Adoptive Microaggressions Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Maltreatment Of Adoptees In Adoptive Homes Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Speech And Language Development In Adopted Children Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Behavioral And Emotional Adjustment In Adoptees Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Neurobiological Embedding Of Early Social Deprivation In Children Exposed To Institutional Rearing Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Post-Adoption Short- And Long-Term Social Adaptation And Competence Of Internationally Adopted Children Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Academic Performance And School Adjustment Of Internationally Adopted Children In Norway Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Parenting Stress In Adoptive Families Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Adoption Instability, Adoption Breakdown Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Adoption Competent Clinical Practice Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Training For Adoption Competency Curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Awareness Of Adoption At School Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Post-Adoption Services Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Adoption-Specific Curricula In Higher Education  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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