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This study explores the family backgrounds and personal motives of 70 families who adopted Indian children from Mother Theresa's orphanages in the late 1970s and 1980s. We ask what kind of people seek to adopt children of another ethnic group and color who also are highly likely to have chronic...
The present review examines whether the weight of the evidence indicates that adoption is, indeed, a benefit to the child. Several comparison groups have been used. In a number of studies, in United Kingdom, U.S.A. and India amongst others, a comparison has been made of the outcome of the child...
From an attachment perspective, the formation and maintenance of adoptive relationships involve many atypical events and circumstances for both adoptive parents and adopted persons. The present analysis reviews the existing theoretical and empirical literature on several of these issues and...
Public agency adoption programs require accurate and current data to identify trends, project caseloads and costs, revise practice and develop financial incentive systems. The federal government and advocacy groups also need accurate and current statistics on adoption to formulate and implement...
A PEACOCK OR A CROW: STORIES, INTERVIEWS AND COMMENTARIES ON ROMANIAN ADOPTIONS. Groza, Victor, PhD, Daniela Ileanna, MSSA, and Ivor Irwin, MFA. Euclid, OH: Lakeshore Communications, 1999, 195 pp., Paperback ISBN 0-893435-02-4, $22.00. Reviewed by Patricia Irwin Johnston. MAY THE CIRCLE BE...
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