The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Children for Families or Families for Children

The Demography of Adoption Behavior in the U.S.

Authors: Davis, Mary Ann

  • Offers both a comprehensive approach to and social demographic perspective of domestic and international adoption

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About this book

Do adoptions provide children for families or families for children? This book analyzes the complex interactions between adopters and adoptees using historical and current data. Who are the preferred parents and children, both domestically and internationally? How do the types of adoptions-domestic adoptions, private and public through the foster care system, and intercountry adoptions-differ? Domestic trends include a shift to open adoptions and a notable increase in "hard to place", foster care adoptions-typically older, siblings, minorities, with physical, educational, or emotional challenges. Adoptive parents are increasingly all ages (including grandparents); all types of marriages (single, married and same-sex couples); all income levels, with subsidized adoptions for children who would otherwise remain in foster or institutional care.  Intercountry adoptions have followed waves, pushed by wars and political or economic crises in the sending country, and pulled by the increasing demand from the U. S.  Currently there is a decrease in intercountry adoptions from Asia and Eastern Europe with a possible fifth wave from Africa with the greatest number from Ethiopia. This is a resource for family sociologists, demographers, social workers, advocates for children and adoptive parents, as well as those who are interested in the continuing research in adoptions.

Reviews

The book is a valuable attempt to offer a documented response to a relatively long list of questions about adoption patterns, which usually remian unanswered.

European Journal of Population 28:2 (2012)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Adoption as a Support System for Orphaned, Abandoned, or Voluntarily Placed Children

    Davis, Mary Ann

    Pages 3-24

  • History: The Changing Face of Adoption

    Davis, Mary Ann

    Pages 25-58

  • Sources of Adoption Data

    Davis, Mary Ann

    Pages 61-78

  • Adoption Behavior of U.S. Women

    Davis, Mary Ann

    Pages 79-104

  • Demographic and Social Issues of Same-Sex Adoptions

    Davis, Mary Ann

    Pages 105-125

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8972-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8971-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3793-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children for Families or Families for Children
Book Subtitle
The Demography of Adoption Behavior in the U.S.
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8972-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8972-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8971-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3793-8
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
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