Adoptions and Foster Care Placement Term Paper by The Research Group

Adoptions and Foster Care Placement
An examination of the politics of culture and race as an issue in adoptions and foster care placement.
# 24399 | 2,250 words | 11 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (Conflict) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)


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Examines the politics of culture and race as an issue in adoptions and foster care placement. Adoption & foster care policy in the U.S. and its effects. Policy of race-matching and adverse effect on placement of minority & at-risk children. Opposition to transracial placement. Congressional actions to end historical bias against interracial adoptions and foster care placement.

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"Policy Analysis: Culture and Foster Care Placement
Definition of the Problem


The question of culture and race has been integral to the debate over formal adoption and foster care placement policy in the United States (Banks, 1998). The politics of race and culture as a visible manifestation of racial and/or ethnic differences has been intertwined with adoption and foster care policy in the United States and has resulted in a number of unintended effects. Banks (1998) has pointed out that in both scholarly and public debate centered on this policy issue, there has been a protracted and intense controversy focused on the practice of race-matching, according to which foster care or adoptive children and foster parents or adoptive parents are matched by social work personnel on the basis of race. "

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