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Dorret I. Boomsma – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited [Review of: (2008) Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited]
    Twin Research and Human Genetics, 2008
    Co-Authors: Dorret I. Boomsma

    AbstractPaula Bernstein and Elyse Schein are identical twins who were separated at 6 months of age. After spending the first few months of their lives together with a foster mother they were adopted by different families and finally reunited in 2004, when they were 35 years old. The book, Identical Strangers, written by both twins in alternating paragraphs, describes how they found each other after Elyse contacted their Adoption Agency with a request about information about her biological mother.

Hilda Loughran – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Post‐Adoption reunion sibling relationships: factors facilitating and hindering the development of sensitive relationships following reunion in adulthood
    Child & Family Social Work, 2014
    Co-Authors: Denise O’neill, Colette Mcauley, Hilda Loughran

    This paper explores findings from an exploratory study on sibling relationships following Adoption reunion in adulthood. The qualitative data was gathered through in-depth interviews with 33 adopted adults who were reunited with their birth sibling(s) through an Adoption Agency in the Republic of Ireland. The findings throw light upon the development of the emotional, often complex, relationships which may emerge when siblings meet for the first time in adult life. Factors influential in facilitating or hindering these post-reunion relationships are discussed. The important insights are then considered in the context of the wider international literature on Adoption, search and reunion.

  • Mixed Method Adoption Research
    , 2005
    Co-Authors: Hilda Loughran, Valerie Richardson

    The aim of this research project was to assess the level of service provision in domestic Adoption and crisis pregnancy counselling services in Ireland. Domestic Adoption was defined as the placing of Irish born children with strangers, through an Adoption Agency. The research was designed to address a series of questions about the current situation regarding domestic Adoption in Ireland. Key

Roger Fenton – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • united kingdom Adoption Agency web sites
    First Monday, 2004
    Co-Authors: Roger Fenton

    The United Kingdom made major changes in its law on child Adoption in 2002. The government is also requiring central and local government agencies to provide more information to the public via the Internet. This paper investigates how U.K. local authority and voluntary Adoption agencies present information about themselves and Adoption on the Internet. It examines the Web sites of 30 U.K. Adoption agencies in terms of 189 features of information architecture and information content, to see to what extent they fulfill their mission of informing the public and reach recognized industry and government standards of presentation. The results show major shortfalls in almost every respect.

Soojin Chung – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Mother of Transracial Adoption: Pearl Buck’s Special Needs Adoption and American Self-criticism
    Studies in World Christianity, 2019
    Co-Authors: Soojin Chung

    In 1949, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck founded Welcome House, the first transracial and transnational Adoption Agency in the country, marking the beginning of the transnational Adoption of mixed-race ‘A…

Claire Palmiste – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Transnational practices in transracial Adoptions: How the British benefitted from the American experience.
    , 2018
    Co-Authors: Claire Palmiste

    In England, the idea of finding homes for half cast babies came towards 1962. The media had largely contributed in raising public awareness on the option of adopting Transracially. For instance, The Daily Mail , had issued an article on May 29, 1961 publicizing the Adoption of a one year and a half coloured baby, Maria, by the Earl and countess of March. With the growing debate over transracial Adoption, Adoption agencies had to decide whether it was in the best interest of children from minority groups to be adopted in mainstream families. Research were carried out in order to find out whether Black children should be adopted or fostered only by black parents or not. It is undoubtedly in 1965 that transracial Adoptions found a legal framework with the British Adoption Project, a small London-based experiment. Jointly sponsored by the International social service of Great Britain and the department of sociology at Bedford college, London, the project was set out to recruit adoptive homes for hard to place non-white babies. It successfully placed 53 children between April 1, 1965 and March 31, 1969. This paper intends to highlight the process in which the American experience in the transracial Adoption of Native American children was adopted and adapted by the  British Adoption Agency, at a time when ethnicity and class were central issues. The British Adoption Project (1965) was drafted following the guidelines from the Indian Adoption Project, a contract which operated from February 1959 to 1967 in the USA. The IAP was officially adopted in order to lift the obstacles that prevented Native children from eligible Adoption in white families.