A Critical Study of Transracial Adoption : White Parents with Black Children Over the Last Three Decades (1960s-1980s) : A comparative Investigation of Adoption Activities Among White Families Who Have Adopted Black Children in the Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area
Roberts, Lori E.
The purpose of this research study is to focus on an increasingly growing segment of our population, orphaned children. These minority children continue to be raised in over crowded foster homes and institutions. It is an unfortunate fact that these children are spending tremendous amounts of time in these foster homes and institutions expecting placements in a "real family setting." Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Today when demand for infants is on the rise, healthy black infants usually wait up to a year or more while agencies search for adoptive homes. The longer children stay in these facilities, the harder it is for them to be placed with an adoptable family. The popular trend among many public and private adoption agencies has been that they are steering away from their responsibilities of finding placement for older children, while seeking out childless middle to upper-class couples who want to adopt babies at any cost. Through foreign adoption, couples have paid thousands of dollars for one child from other countries. As a major step in solving this social problem, adopting children in our own country should be considered first.
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Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.
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