Jewish Families Adopt Children From Abroad

By Rita J. Simon, Howard Altstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1991

This study, which assesses the effects of intercountry adoption on the psychosocial adjustment of the adoptees, as well as of their adoptive parents and siblings, yields several important implications for social work practice. Normal developmental struggles of such adoptees may be complicated by the additional task of being loyal to their birth culture and racial identity while maintaining the integrity of their adopted religion and traditions. Linkage with an adoptive parent support group, such as the Stars of David, is very important.

Topic: Race, Adoption, Family

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 67/No. 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Simon, Rita J. Altstein, Howard. Jewish Families Adopt Children From Abroad. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1991:


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