Outcomes of Transracial Adoption

@article{Silverman1993OutcomesOT,
  title={Outcomes of Transracial Adoption},
  author={Arnold R. Silverman},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={104}
}
  • A. Silverman
  • Published 21 January 1993
  • Psychology
  • The Future of Children
In the United States, the first transracial adoption placements in substantial numbers were of Japanese and Chinese children following World War II. During the 1950s, after the Korean War, Korean children were adopted by American families in large numbers. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, more than 10,000 African-American children were adopted by white parents. Subsequently, however, this practice decreased dramatically in response to strong condemnation by many African-American social… 
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