Gretchen Wrobel, Emily Helder, Elisha Marr
March 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 520 Pages
ISBN 9781138362505 - CAT# K396450
Series: Routledge International Handbooks
Adoption is practiced globally yielding a multidimensional area of study that cannot be characterized by a single movement or discipline. The 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.
Part I: Adoption in Context
1. Historical and Contemporary Contexts of US Adoption: An Overview.
Elisha Marr, Emily Helder, and Gretchen Wrobel
2. US Adoption by the Numbers.
Rose M. Kreider
3. An Economic Perspective on Ethics in Adoption Policy.
Mary Eschelbach Hansen
4. Domestic Adoption in Ethiopia.
Sebilu Bodja and Kristi Gleason
5. Intersection of Information Science and Crisis Pregnancy Decision Making
6. Respecting Children’s relationships and Identities in Adoption.
Elsbeth Neil and Mary Beek
7. The Early Growth and Development Study: Using an Adoption Design to Understand Family Influences and Child Development.
Amy L Whitesel, Andrew Dismukes, Dorothy White, Sally Guyer, Jody M. Ganiban, Leslie D. Leve, and Jenae M. Neiderhiser
Part II: Diversity in Adoption.
8. Unique Challenges and Strengths for Families Formed Through International Adoption.
Marta Reinoso Bernuz
9. A Critical Adoption Studies and Asian Americanist Integrative Perspective on the Psychology of Korean Adoption.
Adam Y. Kim and Richard M. Lee
10. A Nationally Representative Comparison of Black and White Adoptive Parents of Black Adoptees.
Elizabeth Raleigh and Rose M. Kreider
11. Racial and Gender Preferences Among Potential Adoptive Parents.
Kathryn A. Sweeney
12. Adoptive Families Headed by LGBTQ Parents.
Rachel H. Farr and Cassandra P. Vázquez
13. Post-institutionalized Adopted Children: Effects of Prolonged Institutionalization and Adoption at an Older Age.
Megan M. Julian
14. Adoptees with Disabilities or Medically Involved Children: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Preparing Parents, Assessing the Child, and Supporting Successful Family Formation.
Dana E. Johnson, Judith Eckerle, Megan Bresnahan, and Maria Kroupina
15. Adoption in the Context of National Disaster.
Part III: Lived Experience.
16. Birth Mothers’ Options Counseling and Relinquishment Experiences.
Elissa E. Madden, Donna M. Aguiniga, and Scott Ryan
17. Transracial Adoptees: The Rewards and Challenges of Searching for Their Birth Families.
Danielle Godon-Decoteau and Patricia Ramsey
18. Communication About Adoption in Families.
Lindsey J. Thomas and Kristina M. Scharp
19. Open Adoption.
Harold D. Grotevant
20. How Adoptive Parents Think About Their Role as Parents.
Albert Y.H. Lo and Krystal K. Cashen
21. Religiosity and Adoption.
Emily Helder and Elisha Marr
22. Adoptive Microaggressions: Historical Foundations, Current Research, and Practical Implications.
23. Maltreatment of Adoptees in Adoptive Homes.
Jessica A.K. Matthews
Part IV: Outcomes.
24. Speech and Language Development in Adopted Children.
Sharon L. Glennen
25. Behavioral and Emotional Adjustment in Adoptees.
Eveliina Holmgren, Hanna Raaska, Marko Elovainio, and Helena Lapenleimu
26.: The Neurobiological Embedding of Early Social Deprivation in Children Exposed to Institutional Rearing.
Rebecca Lipschutz and Johanna Bick
27. Post-adoption Short- and Long-term Social Adaptation and Competence of Internationally Adopted Children.
Tony Xing Tan, Yanhong Liu, and Cherry Smith
28. Academic Performance and School Adjustment of Internationally Adopted Children in Norway.
Monica Dalen and Steinar Theie
29. Parenting Stress in Adoptive Families.
Marta Santos-Nunes, Isabel Narciso,and Salomé Vieira-Santos
30. Adoption Instability, Adoption Breakdown.
Part V: Adoption Competency.
31. Adoption Competent Clinical Practice.
Anne J. Atkinson
32. Training for Adoption Competency Curriculum.
Debbie Riley and Ellen Singer
33. Awareness of Adoption at School.
34. Post-Adoption Services: Needs and Adoption Type.
Darcey H. Merritt, Rachel D. Ludeke
35. Adoption-Specific Curricula in Higher Education.
Bibiana Koh, JaeRan Kim, and Ruth McRoy