Child Welfare League of America
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.
Simon, Shirley and Vidal De Haymes, Maria. Transracial Adoption: Families Identify Issues and Needed Support Services. Child Welfare, 82, 2: 251-272, 2003. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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