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Supporting Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Families Before and After Adoption

Devon Brooks, Hansung Kim, and Leslie H. Wind

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0037
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the social and political context of gay and lesbian adoption. It describes common experiences that gay men and lesbians have as they journey toward and beyond adoptive ... More


Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parent Families: Assessment, Clinical Issues, and Intervention

Abbie E. Goldberg and Mark Gianino

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0058
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides an overview of assessment and intervention issues in clinical practice with lesbian and gay adoptive parent families. It begins by describing the context of lesbian and gay ... More


Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Stressors and Strengths

Scott Ryan and Suzanne Brown

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0050
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter outlines the empirical and theoretical foundations of stressors and strengths in child development and family life, and subsequently applies these constructs to a large, national sample ... More


Lesbian and Gay Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: The Homestudy Assessment Process

Gerald P. Mallon

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0035
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines how child welfare agencies manage applications from prospective families headed by lesbians and gay men, what unique issues are encountered in this process, and how gays and ... More


Global Family Making: Narratives by and about Adoptive Families

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the emotional costs of Asian international adoption in the United States by focusing on the less well-known stories of pioneering American adoptive families. In particular, it ... 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


Seeking Sisters: Twinship and Kinship in an Age of Internet Miracles and DNA Technologies

Toby Alice Volkman

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/9780814791011.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the recent preoccupation among the U.S. American families of girls adopted from China with “seeking sisters,” biological siblings from whom they were separated by placement in ... More


Conclusion

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/9781479890521.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter reviews how the book has explored how Chinese American and white adoptive parents learn about issues of culture and racism and gain insight into how their children are being ... More


Planned Lesbian Families: A Review of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

Nanette Gartrell, Heidi Peyser, and Henny Bos

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0033
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) was initiated in 1986 to provide prospective, descriptive, longitudinal data on the first wave of planned lesbian families with children ... More


The Domestic Ensemble

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Seeing Race in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610689
eISBN:
9781469612522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610689.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how adoptive families come in many forms and are created for many different reasons. Whatever their story, though, these variegated ensembles, when presented for common ... More


‘As much a family as anyone could be, anywhere ever’: revisioning the family in Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls

William Hughes

in Gothic kinship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088605
eISBN:
9781781707203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088605.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In Chapter 10, William Hughes considers the representation of an alternative grouping – not based upon genitally determined reproduction or legalistic dynasties, simultaneously vampiric and ... More


Epilogue: Reckoning with Risk

in Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327594
eISBN:
9780226328072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328072.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Adoption today is considered a “risk factor” that places children and birth parents “at risk” for a variety of problems. Throughout modern adoption history, the conviction that adoptive families were ... More


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