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Sean McIntyre - Case Western Reserve Law Review,

This article from the Case Western Reserve Law Review journal in the United States presents a proposal to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the rehoming of adopted children in the United States.

Sarah Wright Cardinal - Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education ,

This article begins by summarizing the scholarly literature on the "Sixties Scoop," a period in Canadian history in which an estimated 20,000 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children were removed from their families, and describes a proposed theoretical framework of Indigenous adoptee identity reclamation emerging from my reflexive process in writing a critical personal narrative.

Shanna N. Felix - Georgia Southern University Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies,

This thesis study evaluates the fidelity of a rural Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Georgia, USA. The CASA program trains volunteers to serve as special legal representation for children in the court system who have been abused or neglected.

Child Welfare Information Gateway,

This report presents data on the total number of adoptions in the United States as well as the number of public, intercountry, and other adoptions covering 2008 to 2012.

Kristen E. Cheney and Karen Smith Rotabi,

This chapter first traces the etymology of the definition of “orphan” and its attendant “crises.” Then, using examples from Guatemala and Uganda, the authors consider how the idea of an “orphan crisis” has traveled from development to charitable responses and what effects this has on local child protection systems.

Angela Kyzer; Leanne Whiteside-Mansell; Lorraine McKelvey; Taren Swindle,

This study was carried out in rural Arkansas to examine the feasibility and usefulness of a universal screening tool--the Family Map Inventory (FMI)--to assess family strengths and needs in a home visiting program.

Tone Sommerfelt,

This report is an analysis of the overall findings from the research project on Haitian child domestic workers.

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Sharyn DeZelar - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences and outcomes of children in the foster care system in the United States who were removed from their homes at least partially in relation to their parent's or caretaker's disability. 


RELAF Boletín #60, Octubre - Diciembre 2015, un publicacíon dedicada a los cuidados alternativos basados en familia.


This newsletter from RELAF provides an update on recent activities and news relating to alternative care in Latin America.