The Praeger Handbook of Adoption

The Praeger Handbook of Adoption

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Since early times, families have adopted children in all parts of the world. Records describing adoption in Ancient Rome, Babylonia, and China show the similarities and differences to the adoption practices we know today. This comprehensive resource provides both historical and current information on all aspects of adoption, from many countries and religions, including Africa, Britain, Canada, China, India, Islam, Japan, Jewish, Mexico, Mormon, and others. It provides information on the cultural, ethical, financial, legal, medical, psychological, and social implications of adoption. It highlights perspectives of the birth parents, adopting parents and the adopted child; open and closed adoption; national and international adoption; and grandparent and single-parent adoption. Primary documents, biographies of those in the adoption field, and sidebars identifying special facts relating to the history and experience of adoption, complete this most exhaustive resource that no library serving adopting parents, adoptees, or practitioners in the field will want to be without.
The Praeger Handbook of Adoption is a comprehensive resource that provides historical and current coverage of a wide range of adoption topics.

Greenwood Pub Group
Since early times, families have adopted children in all parts of the world. Records describing adoption in Ancient Rome, Babylonia, and China show the similarities and differences to the adoption practices we know today. This comprehensive resource provides both historical and current information on all aspects of adoption, from many countries and religions, including Africa, Britain, Canada, China, India, Islam, Japan, Jewish, Mexico, Mormon, and others. It provides information on the cultural, ethical, financial, legal, medical, psychological, and social implications of adoption. It highlights perspectives of the birth parents, adopting parents and the adopted child; open and closed adoption; national and international adoption; grandparent and single-parent adoptions; and agencies that assist with pre and post-adoption issues. Primary documents, biographies of those in the adoption field, and sidebars identifying special facts relating to the history and experience of adoption, complete this most exhaustive resource that no library serving adopting parents, adoptees, or practitioners in the field will want to be without.

Book News
In two volumes, this comprehensive encyclopedia presents information on all aspects of adoption relating to topics such as culture, child welfare, advocacy, selected famous adoptees and adopters, birthparents, characteristics, and cross-cultural issues. Awareness, financial issues, same-sex adoption, foster care, and history are other categories, and perspectives on international adoption from African countries, Britain, Canada, China, India, Japan, and Mexico, and US adoptions from other countries are considered. Other entries involve legal issues and key legislation, medical issues, psychology, religious perspectives, science, special needs categories, and stress. Stolley (sociology, Virginia Wesleyan College) and the late Bullough (State U. of New York) include some excerpts from primary source documents, such as legislation and articles. An index is only included in the second volume, which has appendices containing additional primary documents relating to legislation, institutions, and international conventions. Contributors of the articles, who work in sociology, psychology, and other fields, hail from around the world. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006
ISBN: 9780313333378 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
0313333378 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
9780313333361 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
031333336X (v. 1 : alk. paper)
9780313333354 (alk. paper)
0313333351 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R362.734 PRA
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Bullough, Vern L.
Stolley, Kathy S.

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