On the Matter of Cross-Cultural Aboriginal Adoptions

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Brown, I., Chaze. F., Fuchs, D., Lafrance, J., McKay, S., & Thomas Prokop, S. (Eds.). Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairie. Prairie Child Welfare Consortium / Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare: pp. 189-202.

This chapter describes the author's experience and related observations on the appropriateness of adopting Aboriginal children into non-Aboriginal settings. It elaborates the negative impacts of cross-cultural adoptions on children and deconstructs accepted thinking on the issue from an Aboriginal perspective. While concluding that crosscultural adoptions of Aboriginal children are not typically in their best interests, the author cautions against simplistic thinking and urges further research of a longitudinal nature.

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