Adoptive families in a diverse society / edited by Katarina Wegar

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Subjects: Adoption--United States
Families--United States
Kinship--United States
Adoptive parents--United States
Adoption--United States--Public opinion
Cultural pluralism--United States
Identity (Psychology)--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: xi, 289 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: 1. Adoption and the culture of genetic determinism / Barbara Katz Rothman 19
2. Family ideals and the social construction of modern adoption : a historical perspective / Julie Berebitsky 29
3. Adoption and public opinion : implications for social policy and practice in adoption / Charlene E. Miall, Karen March 43
4. Adoption in the media : in need of editing / Adam Pertman 60
5. Urchins, orphans, monsters, and victims : images of adoptive families in U.S. commercial films, 1950-2000 / Christine Ward Gailey 71
6. Adoption and identity in social context / Emily Upshur, Jack Demick 91
7. Adoptive fatherhood : gender, identity, and sociocultural considerations / Ramon Hinojosa, Melanie Sberna, William Marsiglio 111
8. Family values : gay man and adoption in America / Ellen Lewin 129
9. "Real" mothers : adoptive mothers resisting marginalization and recreating motherhood / Betsy Smith, Janet L. Surrey, Mary Watkins 146
10. "Whatever they think of us, we're a family" : single mother adopters / Christine Ward Gailey 162
11. Open adoption and family boundaries / Deborah H. Siegel 177
12. Adoption, foster care, and guardianship in minority families / Sandra T. Azar, Lisa K. Hill 190
13. Interracial couples, multiracial people, and the color line in adoption / Heather M. Dalmage 210
14. My child, my choice : parental well-being in the adoption of children with developmental disabilities / Laraine Masters Glidden 225
15. Identity, race, and culture in adoption : ethical values in the power of language / Janet Farrell Smith 243
16. Adoption and identity : nomadic possibilities for reconceiving the self / Mary Watkins 259
Additional Authors: Wegar, Katarina
Notes: LCCN: 2005028196
ISBN: 0813538416 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813538424 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780813538419
ISBN: 9780813538426
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction / Katarina Wegar -- Adoption and the culture of genetic determinism / Barbara Katz Rothman -- Family ideals and the social construction of modern adoption : a historical perspective / Julie Berebitsky -- Adoption and public opinion : implications for social support and practice in adoption / Charlene E. Miall and Karen March -- Adoption in the media : in need of editing / Adam Pertman -- Urchins, orphans, monsters, and victims : images of adoptive families in U.S. commercial films, 1950-2000 / Christine Ward Gailey -- Adoption and identity in social context / Emily Upshur and Jack Demick -- Adoptive fatherhood : gender, identity, and sociocultural considerations / Ramon Hinojosa, Melanie Sberna, and William Marsiglio -- Family values : gay men and adoption in America / Ellen Lewin -- "Real" mothers : adoptive mothers resisting marginalization and recreating motherhood / Betsy Smith, Janet L. Surrey, and Mary Watkins -- "Whatever they think of us, we're a family" : single mother adopters / Christine Ward Gailey -- Open adoption and family boundaries / Deborah H. Siegel -- Adoption, foster care, and guardianship in minority families / Sandra T. Azar and Lisa K. Hill -- Interracial couples, multiracial people, and the color line in adoption / Heather M. Dalmage -- My child, my choice : parental well-being in the adoption of children with developmental disabilities / Laraine Masters Glidden -- Identity, race, and culture in adoption : ethical values in the power of language / Janet Farrell Smith -- Adoption and identity : nomadic possibilities for reconceiving the self / Mary Watkins
OCLC Number: 62085342
ISBN/ISSN: 0813538416
0813538424
9780813538419
9780813538426