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The Encyclopedia of Adoption, Third Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Christine Adamec and Laurie C. Miller, M.D.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081606329X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6329-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 362.73
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 432

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for public and academic libraries."—Booklist

"No other encyclopedia on adoption brings together equivalent interdisciplinary research and knowledge. It is extremely well organized, well written, and thorough...contains valuable information…Essential for all library collections."—Choice

The Encyclopedia of Adoption, Third Edition provides accessible, up-to-date information in more than 400 concise entries and covers many new developments since publication of the previous edition. These additions include the Adoption and Safe Families Act, a federal law that was created to encourage the adoption of foster children, which has now been fully implemented by all states and has led to a drastic increase in the number of foster children adopted. Other key adoption issues that have been added or expanded for the new edition include laws concerning adoptions by gays and lesbians, tax issues, school and adopted children, birthfather rights, transracial adoptions, and international adoptions.

New entries include:

  • Adoption subsidy
  • Child Citizenship Act of 2000
  • Early intervention
  • Eating disorders
  • Fraud in adoption
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Language delays
  • Paternity testing
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Tuberculosis.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading.

About the Author(s)

Christine Adamec is the author of more than 20 books and more than 800 features, including many medical articles and reports. She has ghostwritten numerous medical articles and six medical self-help books for physicians on topics such as arthritis, back pain, and migraines. Her books for Facts On File include The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Third Edition, The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors, and many more. Adamec is a member of the American Medical Writers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in Florida.

Laurie C. Miller, M.D., is a pediatrician who is the author or coauthor of many medical journal articles on adoption. She is director of the International Adoption Clinic and Post-Adoption Program at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and is a member of the International Child Health Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her books include The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers.

Reviews and Awards

"...offers much useful information, including extensive statistics...Recommended."
Choice

"...[an] excellent compendium..."
Adoptive Families

"One of the few reference books available on this subject, the encyclopedia is recommended for public and academic libraries."
Booklist

"...offers an extensive exploration of adoption-related subjects through more than 400 entries, many of them new...This edition is essential for both public libraries and early childhood development collections."
Library Journal

"You name it and you will find it in this helpful reference...useful information...valuable in public and academic libraries as well as special libraries serving social service organizations."
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