"The Last Invisible Continent is an important book, a superb mixing of the personal and the political." -- The Columbus Free Press
Michael Allen Potter is an award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist who holds degrees in English and creative writing from Union College (New York), San Francisco State University, and The University of Iowa.
His work has been published widely in journals and anthologies in the US, the UK, and in Canada and a documentary about the search for his family was featured on Weekend America.
This collection brings together leading researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and advocates in the area of adoption policy and practice. All chapter contributors are nationally recognized leaders in their particular fields of expertise. Several have been instrumental in shaping public policy and legislation on behalf of special needs children and their families.
Chapters cover the following topics: advocacy on behalf of special needs children, racial issues in the placement and adoption of special needs children, issues involved in the adoption of older and disabled children, adoption disruption, recruitment of adoptive parents for special needs children, and federal and state policy related to adoption subsidy support. The volume covers the key issues related to both practice and policy in child welfare. As such it is essential reading for professionals and policy makers in social/human services and child welfare. Scholars and other researchers in the field will also find the collection invaluable.