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Title:
Transracial adoption and foster care : practice issues for professionals
Author:
Crumbley, Joseph.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CWLA Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 158 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878687176
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Book

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Transracial adoption and foster care has been a controversial topic throughout this decade - a topic that has led to arguments and divisions between families, neighbourhoods, professionals, and policymakers on both local and national levels. The purpose of this book is to go beyond the arguments and ask the question: how do professionals help children and families make transracial adoptions and foster placements work?

Joseph Crumbley, a well-respected authority on transracial adoption and foster care, describes specific ways that practitioners can work with transracial families to ensure that children develop positive racial and cultural identities, as well as how professionals can better serve these families. He also addresses such professional concerns as cultural competence and recruitment of minority adoptive and foster parents. Case studies and ""myths"" of transracial adoption provide valuable background information for child welfare professionals.