Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

Child Welfare

Volume

82

Issue

2

Pages

251-272

Publisher Name

Child Welfare League of America

Abstract

The gap between the number of children of color in care and the recruitment of minority foster and adoptive homes has triggered growing support for transracial adoption, culminating in the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA) and the Interethnic Adoption Provisions (IEP) legislation. Although MEPA and IEP focus on eliminating barriers to transracial placements, tbey do not address support for families that cboose to adopt transracially Alack of professional literature exists in this area. This study explores a number of trans-racial placements and adoptions, with the goal of identifying, from the perspective of the families interviewed, potential services that would enhance such placements and adoptions.

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PMID: 12699287

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Author Posting © Child Welfare League of America, 2003. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Child Welfare, Volume 82, Issue 2, March/April 2003, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12699287

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