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Message ID: 8901
Date: 2011-07-15

Author:Davis, Mary

Subject:RE: African American boys in foster care-adoption rates; behavior problems

Hi, I’m writing on adoption issues and have two items that will be published in this fall: Mary Ann Davis Children for Families or Families for Children: The Demography of Adoption Behavior in the U.S. 2011. Springer. and Mary Ann Davis. “Intercountry Adoption Flows from Africa to the U.S.: A Fifth Wave of Intercountry Adoptions,” accepted for publication in International Migration Review, forthcoming December 2011. There are numerous race issue issues, including a documentation system that uses a generic “black” for multiracial children; increased likelihood of child abuse complaints and removals, a family system that favors kinship care without legal adoptions, and a longstanding scale of adoptability (of the middle class, infertile) that favors the young, ethnic European, with no siblings and no diagnosed conditions. (There is also the question of whether a label or diagnosis impedes the adoption process.) Also the issue of open versus closed adoptions. The U.S. actually exports black adoptees as intercountry adoptees to other countries , while we adopt from African countries, notably Ethiopia. You might want to look at Quiroz, P. A. 2007a. Adoption in a Color-Blind Society. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Her research validates the “valuation of children by race”. Data from. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Family Life Development Center Cornell University: Ithaca, New York. Provide the numbers so if you consider that 12 percent of the population is “black” then why are almost 3 times as many children available for adoption black?: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/tar/report13.htm Adoption resource exchanges also provide the profiles of the children available: See which children were added or updated in the the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange from June 24 - July 8, 2011. So you see the impact of being “hard to place” in adoption. Best wishes on studying a complex subject, Mary Ann Davis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology Sam Houston State University P O Box 2446 1901 Avenue I, Suite 270 N Huntsville, TX 77341-2446 mad011@shsu.edu 936-294-4083 936-294-3573 (fax) From: bounce-37778070-6841094@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-37778070-6841094@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Lois Thiessen Love Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:44 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: African American boys in foster care-adoption rates; behavior problems doubt a direct answer - but worth checking out - http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=6njaa9n6&v=001p0G3IzaXxpwO52FLE1CWiqBT0ndEaPNILo1snra4HU0d-4tsU7gu_zHabp4NMDQGys3aUREQqF0wbUlTxZ1fyad1C0gHL6dIEql3SaY6zKPb7Y3o637e7UG1bR-XzuzEFw3tvz0a6rWX3dNWEMhpB5MZp44w2oG96h-0b19K1Jc22twXVT4HDqIgBkW7OryEKE1eSkKcQzM5HIESgf293kXx3jJuWF_3xArQe4aDywKZzGG-cBbYABCIj-RNOI3xiBCJPYgbxUmdo1zRG0MkzUxRLjuxXbdPY59eLcgzOuPOjAdUm9w712xb0AAnQWLg3cQuEeOlY0TJJuS6DP2WFsmA2rCZFdxiphCGgdyoD-kDjRCAXWFZshyPYLP1cfYbGOFsl71MUAs%3D On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Lovie J Jackson > wrote: Greetings, I am wondering if anyone knows of studies/data showing that African American boys (not just African American children) are adopted less often from foster care? Also, looking for data on African American boys having more behavioral and emotional problems. I would appreciate any suggested citations Thank you, Lovie JJ Stop the Violence/Start the Healing ------------------------------------------- Lovie J. Jackson, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor School of Social Work University of Pittsburgh 4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ljj10@pitt.edu (c) 206-290-4892 -- Lois Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in the woods. ~ Linda Pastan

Hi, I’m writing on adoption issues and have two items that will be published in this fall: Mary Ann Davis Children for Families or Families for Children: The Demography of Adoption Behavior in the U.S. 2011. Springer. and Mary Ann Davis. “Intercountry Adoption Flows from Africa to the U.S.: A Fifth Wave of Intercountry Adoptions,” accepted for publication in International Migration Review, forthcoming December 2011. There are numerous race issue issues, including a documentation system that uses a generic “black” for multiracial children; increased likelihood of child abuse complaints and removals, a family system that favors kinship care without legal adoptions, and a longstanding scale of adoptability (of the middle class, infertile) that favors the young, ethnic European, with no siblings and no diagnosed conditions. (There is also the question of whether a label or diagnosis impedes the adoption process.) Also the issue of open versus closed adoptions. The U.S. actually exports black adoptees as intercountry adoptees to other countries , while we adopt from African countries, notably Ethiopia. You might want to look at Quiroz, P. A. 2007a. Adoption in a Color-Blind Society. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Her research validates the “valuation of children by race”. Data from. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Family Life Development Center Cornell University: Ithaca, New York. Provide the numbers so if you consider that 12 percent of the population is “black” then why are almost 3 times as many children available for adoption black?: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/tar/report13.htm Adoption resource exchanges also provide the profiles of the children available: See which children were added or updated in the the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange from June 24 - July 8, 2011. So you see the impact of being “hard to place” in adoption. Best wishes on studying a complex subject, Mary Ann Davis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology Sam Houston State University P O Box 2446 1901 Avenue I, Suite 270 N Huntsville, TX 77341-2446 mad011shsu.edu 936-294-4083 936-294-3573 (fax) From: bounce-37778070-6841094list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-37778070-6841094list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Lois Thiessen Love Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:44 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: African American boys in foster care-adoption rates; behavior problems doubt a direct answer - but worth checking out - http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=6njaa9n6&v=001p0G3IzaXxpwO52FLE1CWiqBT0ndEaPNILo1snra4HU0d-4tsU7gu_zHabp4NMDQGys3aUREQqF0wbUlTxZ1fyad1C0gHL6dIEql3SaY6zKPb7Y3o637e7UG1bR-XzuzEFw3tvz0a6rWX3dNWEMhpB5MZp44w2oG96h-0b19K1Jc22twXVT4HDqIgBkW7OryEKE1eSkKcQzM5HIESgf293kXx3jJuWF_3xArQe4aDywKZzGG-cBbYABCIj-RNOI3xiBCJPYgbxUmdo1zRG0MkzUxRLjuxXbdPY59eLcgzOuPOjAdUm9w712xb0AAnQWLg3cQuEeOlY0TJJuS6DP2WFsmA2rCZFdxiphCGgdyoD-kDjRCAXWFZshyPYLP1cfYbGOFsl71MUAs%3D On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Lovie J Jackson > wrote: Greetings, I am wondering if anyone knows of studies/data showing that African American boys (not just African American children) are adopted less often from foster care? Also, looking for data on African American boys having more behavioral and emotional problems. I would appreciate any suggested citations Thank you, Lovie JJ Stop the Violence/Start the Healing ------------------------------------------- Lovie J. Jackson, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor School of Social Work University of Pittsburgh 4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ljj10pitt.edu (c) 206-290-4892 -- Lois Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in the woods. ~ Linda Pastan