This historical analysis reviews how adoption and those involved in adoption, adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents, have been portrayed in children's major motion pictures produced in the United States since the release of the first adoption themed motion picture in 1921. This historical analysis explored key events that affected adoption in the past several decades such as interracial adoptions, international adoptions, kinship adoptions, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, the Multiethnic Placement Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. This study found that the portrayal of adoption and those involved with adoption in children's motion pictures released in the United States has changed very little in the last nine decades. Implications for social work practices are also discussed.
|Advisor:||Lopez, Rebecca A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cinematography, Social work, Film studies|
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