Making families through adoption

by Riley, Nancy.

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV875.55.R55 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HV875.55.R55 2012
Making Families Through Adoption provides a comprehensive look at adoption practices both in the United States and in other cultures, and a general understanding of the practices and ideology of kinship and family. The subject of adoption allows a window into discussions of what constitutes family or kin, the role of biological connectedness, oversight of parenting practices by the state, and the role of race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic class in the building of families. While reviewing practices of and issues surrounding adoption, the authors highlight the ways these practices and discussions allow us greater insight into overall practices of kinship and family.
Additional Information
Series Contemporary family perspectives.
Subjects Adoption -- United States.
Families -- United States.
Intercountry adoption.
Interracial adoption.
Interethnic adoption.
Publisher Thousand Oaks, Calif. :SAGE/Pine Forge,2012
Contributors Van Vleet, Krista E., 1965-
Language English
Description xi, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-142) and index.
ISBN 9781412998000 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
141299800X (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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