Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions: Cultural Guidance for Professionals (Hardcover)

Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions: Cultural Guidance for Professionals By Rowena Fong (Editor), Ruth McRoy (Editor) Cover Image
By Rowena Fong (Editor), Ruth McRoy (Editor)
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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.

About the Author


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 and is a member of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231172547
ISBN-10: 0231172540
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Pages: 424
Language: English