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Chosen People: Adoption and the Law

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter briefly traces the history of adoption law and takes a look at some of the more tricky issues that surround this institution—cross-racial adoption and the role adoption plays in the ... More


Innovations in Adoption

VICTOR GROZA

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195111552
eISBN:
9780199865734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses the different populations of adoptees in the US, including their unique needs and vulnerabilities. It then reviews recent innovations in practice and service delivery, such as ... More


White Parents’ Constructions of Chineseness: Preemptive Parenting

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how white adoptive parents construct Chinese identities for their adopted children in relation to their own understandings of Chineseness. It first considers the notion of ... More


Adopted and Nonadopted Adolescents’ Adjustment

Alessandra C. Iervolino

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Persons under the age of eighteen adopted by non-relatives constitute approximately 2–3% of the population of the United States. Although the majority ... More


Becoming in tune: The use of music therapy to assist the developing bond between traumatized children and their new adoptive parents

Tiffany Drake

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580514
eISBN:
9780191728730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents case studies on the use of music therapy to promote bonding between traumatized children and their adoptive parents. Music therapy can offer a safe and consistent space in which ... More


Effects of Prenatal Smoking on 12-Year-Old Children’s Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes

Michelle Ward and Laura A. Baker

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the effect of prenatal smoking on cognitive and behavioral outcomes in children. These effects are examined in both adopted and ... More


Refiguring Kinship in the Space of Adoption

Barbara Yngvesson

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests reconsidering the principle of plenary adoption that is currently enshrined in international conventions and adoption laws in most European–American nations. It examines both ... More


Mick in His 50s: Needing Friends More Than Ever

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter tells the story of one married man in his 50s and his attempts to balance looming retirement with his musical career, and his four adopted children and their families. He also has an ... More


Comparative Succession Law: Volume II: Intestate Succession

Kenneth Reid, Marius de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198747123
eISBN:
9780191809408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747123.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Family Law

This book, the second of two volumes, considers the rules which apply where a person dies either without leaving a valid will, or leaving a will which fails to dispose of all of the person's assets. ... More


Stories behind History

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relationship between birth parents and adopted children in the context of transnational adoption and the return of transnational adoptees in the birth parents' lives. ... More


Baby-Bearing Storks: Brazilian Intermediaries in the Adoption Process

Domingos Abreu

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter scrutinizes the many actors involved in international adoption from Brazil; from private intermediaries such as philanthropic orphanages, lawyers, and clergy, to public institutions for ... More


All Kinds of Children, All Kinds of Families

Elaine Reese

in Tell Me a Story: Sharing Stories to Enrich Your Child's World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772650
eISBN:
9780190256036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772650.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter is devoted to individual differences in children's storytelling. It helps parents adapt the basic story-sharing techniques for children in all kinds of families and cultures. It also ... More


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