The Only Comprehensive Source of U.S. and Global Data on the Invisible Families of Adoption, Foster Care & Donor Conception
Author: Lori Carangelo
Publisher: Access Press
The only comprehensive "at a glance" resource of its kind for researchers, helping professionals, activists, lawyers, law students, lawmakers, journalists, genealogists and anyone seeking the facts about America's multi-billion dollar Adoption, Assisted Reproduction and Foster Care industries. Sections organized by category include: Adoptees, Adopters, Adoption Industry, Foster Care, CPS, Family Courts and Alternative Programs and Resources. Each category asks and answers: "WHO ARE THEY?" "HOW MANY?" and "AT WHAT COST?" and examines adoptees, foster kids' and donor offspring outcomes, citing sources for each statistic and the impact of the Child Protective Services Act. The author defines the terms and explains each stakeholder's legal or political status and then accounts for their numbers, origins, and whereabouts, and the pros and cons for their points of view. The reader will be amazed at the plethora of facts amassed and will want to browse the back stories, follow the dollars, and judge for themselves.