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Children for Families or Families for ChildrenSources of Adoption Data

Children for Families or Families for Children: Sources of Adoption Data [Chapter 3 presents an overview of data issues along with a listing of adoption data sources and their limitations. Data for demographic analyses generally are from three sources: vital statistics or registration data, Census Data, and large scale surveys (Poston & Bouvier, 2010). In the United States (U. S.) there is no unified vital statistics or registration system for child adoptions despite over 60 years of efforts to obtain a single accurate registration of adoptions. Instead, adoptions statistics are compiled from data from multiple sources (public child welfare agencies, state courts, private adoption agencies, and tribal agencies) with no cross referencing, making trends in adoptions difficult to discern. In spite of the lack of a single source, there are multiple sources of existing data which can be combined to provide a demographic analysis of the adoption of children in the U. S.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
ISBN
978-90-481-8971-7
Pages
61 –78
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8972-4_3
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Chapter 3 presents an overview of data issues along with a listing of adoption data sources and their limitations. Data for demographic analyses generally are from three sources: vital statistics or registration data, Census Data, and large scale surveys (Poston & Bouvier, 2010). In the United States (U. S.) there is no unified vital statistics or registration system for child adoptions despite over 60 years of efforts to obtain a single accurate registration of adoptions. Instead, adoptions statistics are compiled from data from multiple sources (public child welfare agencies, state courts, private adoption agencies, and tribal agencies) with no cross referencing, making trends in adoptions difficult to discern. In spite of the lack of a single source, there are multiple sources of existing data which can be combined to provide a demographic analysis of the adoption of children in the U. S.]

Published: Jul 6, 2011

Keywords: Child Welfare; Homeland Security; Adopted Child; Hague Convention; Intercountry Adoption

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