Recent developments in the transracial adoption debate.

E. E. Griffith and J. L. Duby,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 19(4): 339-50, 1991.
This article places the controversy over transracial adoption (TRA) in its historical context and analyzes recent developments in the law governing TRA policy. Because unfounded "authority" from the field of mental health infuses current debate, the authors alert psychiatrists to two powerful forces that improperly influence today's legal arena: community preference for same-race families and biased professional norms of mental health professionals. [References: 48]