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Author : Barbara A. Moe
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The ancient practice of adoption has changed significantly through history. In colonial America, parents adopted out their unwanted children--those who were "rude, stubborn, and unruly"--to other families. Today, Americans go abroad looking for children to adopt, and have adopted more than a quarter million internationally. "Adoption: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition" not only traces the development of expert thinking about adoption, it also looks at both sides of the latest controversial issues. Should adoptions be open or closed? Should the government regulate adoptions more closely--or less? This updated second edition offers an international perspective with a new chapter on how countries outside the United States provide adoption services. This work is an indispensable resource for those thinking about adoption or researching its history.

Paul s Spirit of Adoption in its Roman Imperial Context

Author : Robert Brian Lewis
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Robert Lewis examines Paul's use of the phrase “Spirit of Adoption” in Romans 8:12-17 against the background of its Roman Imperial context in order to shed light on interpretation of Paul's Letter to the Romans. Whereas other scholars have explored what Paul may have meant when he uses the term “adoption” Lewis instead explores the reasons behind Paul's coupling of it with the term “spirit”. Having examined theories for a possible Jewish antecedent for Paul's use of this phrase, and found them less than persuasive, Lewis unlocks the data within the term's Roman Imperial context that significantly clarifies what Paul means when he uses the phrase “Spirit of adoption". Lewis shows that when Paul wrote his letter to the Romans, adoption had become a feature of Imperial succession. Roman religion gave a great deal of prominence to the Roman family spirit - the genius. The Emperor's genius became identified as a deity in Roman religion and its veneration was widespread in Rome as well as the provinces. When Romans 8.12-17 is read against this background, a very different kind of exegetical picture emerges.

The Routledge Handbook of Adoption

Author : Gretchen Miller Wrobel
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Adoption is practiced globally yielding a multidimensional area of study that cannot be characterized by a single movement or discipline. This handbook provides a central source of contemporary scholarship from a variety of disciplines with an international perspective and uses a multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach to ground adoption practices and activities in scientific research. Perspectives of birth/first parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons are brought forth through a range of disciplinary and theoretical lenses. Beginning with background and context of adoption, including sociocultural and political contexts, the handbook then addresses the diversity of adoptive families in terms of family forms, attitudes about adoption, and characteristics of adopted children. Next, research examining the lived experience of adoption for birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted individuals is presented. A variety of outcomes for internationally and domestically adopted children and adoptive families is then discussed and the handbook concludes by addressing the development, training, and implementation of adoption competent clinical practice. With cutting-edge research from top international scholars in a diversity of fields, The Routledge Handbook of Adoption should be considered essential reading for students, researchers, and practitioners across the fields of social work, sociology, psychology, medicine, family science, education, and demography.

Adoption and Foster Care 1975 Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Children and Youth of 94 1 April 28 29 1975 July 14 18 1975

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
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Adoption and Foster Care 1975

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Children and Youth
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Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption

Author : Victor Groza
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For the first time, writers and practitioners in infant and older placed adoptions have come together to explore the similarities and differences between these two groups.

The Adoption Decision

Author : Laura Christianson
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In North America, more and more families are adding members through adoption. And there are more ways to adopt--and kinds of adoption--than ever. This quick-start resource will help prospective parents consider key emotional and spiritual issues up front...before they plunge into the near-overwhelming mass of details and start to run into roadblocks, even dead ends. Laura Christianson--an adoption educator and mentor, and an adoptive mom herself--brings her experience and knowledge to address unspoken but crucial questions about... loving an adopted child extended family's reaction expenses openness in adoption the role of birth parents physical disabilities emotional/behavioral challenges racial and cultural prejudices Recounting real-life miracles and mishaps of adoptive families, the author will help prospective parents--and their friends and family members--think through adoption's challenges and joys, and confidently move forward from a firm emotional and spiritual footing.

The Whole Life Adoption Book

Author : Thomas Atwood
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Authors Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood share insights into every aspect of adoption. This powerful resource addresses the needs and concerns facing adoptive parents, while offering encouragement for the journey ahead.

Developing Adoption Support and Therapy

Author : Barry Luckock
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Adoption is currently taking centre stage in family policy in the UK and USA, with new legislation that places emphasis on providing and maintaining permanent family homes for children separated from their families of origin. This book explores the challenges of adoption and how best to support families coping with these demands. Angie Hart and Barry Luckock draw together adoptive parents' experiences, professional practice and empirical research to provide an integrative account of adoption support services. Using three fictional families, they illustrate issues such as the adoption of older children, single, lesbian and gay adoptive parenting and the importance of openness in adoptive relationships. The authors bring sociological and anthropological perspectives to bear on current developmental psychology models of trauma and attachment and examine the effectiveness of various therapeutic interventions. Developing Adoption Support and Therapy will make current research and legislation on adoption support accessible to therapists, parents, social work practitioners and managers alike.

International Advances in Adoption Research for Practice

Author : Gretchen Miller Wrobel
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This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and international attitudes towards adoption research and outcomes. Whilst informal adoption of children has probably always existed across all human societies, this work is timely in that interest in the role of legal adoption as both a child welfare solution and as a means of alternative family formation for adults wanting to become parents has never been higher. This book is an edited collection of 13 papers based on invited keynote presentations or paper symposia presentations given at the Second International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR2) 2006. It gives a unique Cross-cultural look at adoption from worldwide, multidisciplinary community of distinguished and emerging adoption researchers. International appeal, with different countries laws, attitudes and outcomes fully explored