Blackstone, Buck, Hakim and Spiegel

Adoption Research Project


Altman, Vivian, 1996, Baby Trafficking or Inter-Country Adoption, Signposts to Asia and the Pacific,

Bainham, A., The Privatisation of the Public Intetrest in Children, Modern Law Review, 1990, Vol 53, Pp 228 -

Bitler, Marianne and Madeline Zavodny, Did Abortion Legalization Reduce the Number Of Unwanted Children? Evidence from Adoptions, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health,  Vol 34, No. Jan, 2002

INFANT ADOPTIONS, the Cato Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1

Frankel, T and F.H. Miller, 1987, ADOPTION AND MARKET THEORY: THE INAPPLICABILITY OF MARKET THEORY TO ADOPTIONS, Boston University Law Review, JANUARY, 1987  67 B.U.L. Rev. 99

Geen, Rob, "Who will adopt the foster care children left behind?", The Urban Institute, Published: June 30, 2003 Citation URL:


Keith Griffith, Adoption History and Reform in New Zealand

Hansen, Mary Eschelbach, American University, and  Bradley A. Hansen, Mary Washington College, The Economics of Adoption of Children from Foster Care

An Overview of Federal Adoption Policy Legislation: An Economic Perspective Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen, Center For Adoption Research, Worcester, MA 01605,  

Hansen and Hansen, (2003), Economics of Adoption and Adoption Policy, Research proposal

Ellen Herman, The paradoxical rationalization of modern adoption - social and economic aspects of adoption
Journal of Social History,  Winter, 2002  

The Baby Trade
Ethan B. Kapstein
From Foreign Affairs, November/December 2003

 Kelly, Betty-Ann, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROVISION OF ADOPTION SERVICES, The Role of the State and the Private Sector in the Provision of Placement and Long Term Support Adoption Services In New Zealand, MSocSc, Masters Thesis, 1999

Landes and Posner: Capsule summary

Foster Care Adoption in the United States:A State-by-State Analysis of Barriers & Promising Approaches, Author(s): Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Cynthia Andrews Scarcella, Erica H. Zielewski, Rob Geen , The Urban Institute, Published: November 17, 2004, Citation URL:

Miller, Ellen, Adoption: Supply or Non-price Rationing, P 378

John Palmer, The Law and Economics of Adoption (this is an early draft of an article which appeared in the New Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics), The University of Western Ontario, 

Prichard: Capsule Summary

Shansberg, C. Eric, "Controversy: Does the Free Market Undermine Culture?", Markets and Morality Volume 2, Number 1 Spring 1999

Shughart II, William F. and William F. Chappell1, Fostering the Demand for Adoptions: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Orphanages and Foster Care on Adoptions in The United States,   Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century edited by Richard B. McKenzie, Sage Publications, Inc.

Waldrops, C. Jeffrey, Female labor supply: adoption and the labor force participation decision, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, The,  April, 1997