Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-226) and index.
Transracial adoption: an overview -- Court decisions involving transracial adoptions -- Research design -- Demographic profiles of the parents and children -- The parents' experiences -- The children's experiences -- How the parents' and children's accounts match up -- Problem families -- Ordinary families: a collective portrait -- The fourth phase -- Concluding comments -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
"Adoption, Race, and Identity is a long-range study of the impact of interracial adoption on those adopted and their families. Initiated in 1972, it was continued in 1979, 1984, and 1991. Cumulatively, these four phases trace the subjects from early childhood into young adulthood. This is the only extended study of this controversial subject."--Jacket.