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Recent developments in the transracial adoption debate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1786414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article places the controversy over transracial adoption (TRA) in its historical context and analyzes recent developments in the law governing TRA policy. Because unfounded "authority" from the field of mental health infuses current debate, the authors alert psychiatrists to two powerful forces that improperly influence today's legal arena: community preference for same-race families and biased professional norms of mental health professionals.
Authors:
E E Griffith; J L Duby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0091-634X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-23     Completed Date:  1992-03-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503424     Medline TA:  Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adoption / legislation & jurisprudence*
African Americans / legislation & jurisprudence*
Child
Child Welfare / legislation & jurisprudence
Foster Home Care / legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Race Relations / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States

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