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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


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


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


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

Andrea Louie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China ... More


Asian American Adoptive Parents: Freedom and Flexibility

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/9781479890521.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complexities of Asian American identity production in the context of adoption by focusing on the experiences of Chinese American adoptive parents. Drawing on Asian American ... More


Introduction

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/9781479890521.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the ways that Chinese American and white adoptive parents, and their children as they become teens, approach issues of Chinese identity, and how they imagine the Chineseness of ... More


Negotiating Chineseness in Everyday Life

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/9781479890521.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the productions of Chineseness as a form of cultural and racial identity within the context of everyday lives of adoptive parents and their children. More specifically, it ... More


Imagined and Occasional Co-Presence in Open Adoption: How Adoptive Parents Mediate Birth Connections

Mandi MacDonald

in Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265076
eISBN:
9780190265090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265076.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Notions of blood ties predominate in Western understandings of kinship, and parenthood is understood to be founded on biogenetic connection. Adoptive kinship is at odds with and indeed challenges ... More


A Background on Transnational and Transracial Adoption

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/9781479890521.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the methods and positionality used in this ethnographic study on the processes by which Chinese American and white adoptive parents negotiate Chineseness and Chinese culture ... More


Beginnings: The Adoption Trip

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/9781479890521.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on her May 2002 trip to China with a group of adoptive parents as they received their adopted children and processed the adoption paperwork. She describes the ... More


Plotting Adoption in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Adoption fiction flourished in the mid-nineteenth century, reflecting a new republican conception of family as a nonhierarchical grouping of individuals whose will to be together is as important as ... More


Who Has Parental Rights?

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers who would have parental rights if (l) creating a child is the first act of parenthood and (2) parental rights are liberty rights to continue what one has underway so long as it ... More


The Unsurpassed Adoption Value of Safe Haven Babies

Laury Oaks

in Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the social value of safe haven babies and what contributes to their value. More specifically, it considers what the safe haven baby symbolizes in the adoption market and why ... More


“Meeting the Reality of Our Situation”: Placement Experiences and Circumstances and Postplacement Openness and Contact

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Open Adoption and Diverse Families: Complex Relationships in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190692032
eISBN:
9780190692063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692032.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the “matching” process between birth and adoptive parents, as well as the adoptive placement process and its immediate aftermath. It addresses the reasons that adoptive parents ... 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


You Mixed?: Racial Identity without Racial Biology

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

If racial categories are to be understood as positions in a social structure (as was argued in Chapter 7), then in principle one can be raced without incorporating that fact into one's ... More


Regulating Biological Parenting: The Problem of Possibly Inadequate Parents

S. Matthew Liao

in The Right to Be Loved

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234836
eISBN:
9780190234850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234836.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the topic of whether we should institute some kind of parental licensing scheme, that is, require biological parents to demonstrate certain competence and character before they ... More


The Medicalization of Adoption in and from Peru

Jessaca B. Leinaweaver

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/9780814791011.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the transnational influences of biomedical discourse in a study of international adoption from Peru. Scrutinizing the processes that deem children legally adoptable and that ... More


Open Adoption and Diverse Families: Complex Relationships in the Digital Age

Abbie E. Goldberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190692032
eISBN:
9780190692063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692032.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book traces the experiences of diverse adoptive families—including lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parent families, and families who adopted through foster care and private adoption—as they ... More


The Multiple Meanings of Adoption

Bruno Perreau and Deke Dusinberre

in The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027229
eISBN:
9780262323383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews the complex history of adoption since antiquity. It shows that only in recent decades has adoption been used to create families—it was long employed primarily to hand over ... More


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