Elizabeth Bartholet: Publications

BOOKS
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
OP-EDS

LETTERS TO EDITOR
MISCELLANEOUS

Books

NOBODY'S CHILDREN: ABUSE AND NEGLECT, FOSTER DRIFT, AND THE ADOPTION ALTERNATIVE (Beacon Press, 1999)
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FAMILY BONDS: ADOPTION, INFERTILITY, AND THE NEW WORLD OF CHILD PRODUCTION (Beacon Press, 1999), originally published as FAMILY BONDS: ADOPTION & THE POLITICS OF PARENTING (Houghton Mifflin 1993, paperback ed. 1994)
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Articles and Book Chapters

"Differential Response: A Dangerous Experiment in Child Welfare," August 2014, also available at SSRN

"Creating a Child-Friendly Child Welfare System: The Use and Misuse of Research," 13 Whittier J. Child & Fam Advocacy 1 (2014), also available at SSRN

“Intergenerational Justice for Children: Restructuring Adoption, Reproduction & Child Welfare Policy,” J. Law Ethics of Hum. Rights 2014; 8(1): 103-130

“The International Adoption Cliff: Do Child Human Rights Matter?," Chapter in THE INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION DEBATE: DIALOGUES ACROSS DISCIPLINES, Ballard, Goodno, Cochran, and Milbrandt, eds.(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, expected 2014)

“The Hague Convention: Pros, Cons, and Potential,” Chapter in THE INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION DEBATE: DIALOGUES ACROSS DISCIPLINES, Ballard, Goodno, Cochran, and Milbrandt, eds.(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, expected 2014)

"Creating a Child-Friendly Child Welfare System: Effective Early Intervention to Prevent Maltreatment and Protect Victimized Children," 60 Buffalo L Rev 1323 (2012), also available at SSRN

BREAKING BARRIERS: THE UNFINISHED STORY OF WOMEN LAWYERS AND JUDGES IN MASSACHUSETTS, eds. Saris, Botsford, Berenson, Interview with Elizabeth Bartholet by Therese Rohrbeck, 88-96 (MCLE 2012)

Elizabeth Bartholet and David Smolin, "The Debate," chapter in INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION: POLICIES, PRACTICES, and OUTCOMES, 233 (Ashgate Publishing 2012). To see entire contents of book, click here

"Race and Child Welfare: Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination: Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options," July 2011, also available at SSRN

Bartholet, Wulczyn, Barth, & Lederman, "Race and Child Welfare," Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (2011), also available at SSRN

"International Adoption: A Way Forward," 55 New York Law School Rev. 687 (2010-2011)

"Permanency Is Not Enough: Children Need the Nurturing Parents Found in International Adoption," 55 New York Law School Rev. 781 (2010-2011)

"Ratification by the United States of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Pros and Cons from a Child's Rights Perspective," 633 The ANNALS of Amer. Acad. Political and Social Science 80, Special Issue, The Child as Citizen (2011), also available at SSRN. The final, definitive version is available at http://ann.sagepub.com/content/633/1/80.full.pdf+html

“International Adoption: The Human Rights Position,” 1 Global Policy 91 (2010), pre-peer-reviewed version available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1446811

"International Adoption: The Human Rights Issues," chapter in BABY MARKETS, Michele Goodwin ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press 2010)

"The Racial Disproportionality Movement in Child Welfare: False Facts and Dangerous Directions," 51 Ariz. L. Rev. 871 (2009), also available at SSRN

"International Adoption: The Child's Story," 24 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 333 (2008), also available at SSRN

"International Adoption: Thoughts on the Human Rights Issues," 13 Buff. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 151 (2007), also available at SSRN

"Commentary: Cultural Stereotypes Can and Do Die: It's Time to Move on With Transracial Adoption,"
34 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law 315-20 (2006), also available at SSRN

"International Adoption," chapter in CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN ADOPTION, ORPHANAGES, AND FOSTER CARE, Lori Askeland ed., ISBN # 0-313-33183-9. Greenwood Publishing Group Inc.(2005), also available at SSRN

"Guiding Principles for Picking Parents," 27 Harv. Women’s L. J. 323 (2004); also published in a slightly revised form as chapter in GENETIC TIES AND THE FAMILY, Rothstein et al, editors, in 2005, also available at SSRN

"The Challenge of Children’s Rights Advocacy: Problems and Progress in the Area of Child Abuse and Neglect," 3 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc.3 (2004), also available at SSRN

Book Review of Rachel F. Moran's "Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance," 33 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 320 (2002)

Reply: "Whose Children? A Response to Professor Guggenheim," 113 Harv. L. Rev.1999 (2000), also available at SSRN

"Taking Adoption Seriously: Radical Revolution or Modest Revisionism?," 28 Cap. U.L. Rev. 77 (1999), also at SSRN

"Reporting on Child Welfare and Adoption Policies," 53 Nieman Reports 74 (1999)

"Private Race Preferences in Family Formation," 107 Yale L.J. 2351 (1998)

"International Adoption: Propriety, Prospects, and Pragmatics," 13 J. Am. Acad. Matrim. Law 181 (1996)

"What's Wrong with Adoption Law?," 4 The International Journal of Children's Rights 263 (1996)

"Beyond Biology: The Politics of Adoption & Reproduction," 2 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 5 (1995)

"Race Separatism in the Family: More on the Transracial Adoption Debate," 2 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 99 (1995)

"International Adoption: Current Status and Future Prospects," in 3 The Future of Children No.1, 89-103 (Center for the Future of Children, Spring 1993)

"Where Do Black Children Belong? The Politics of Race Matching in Adoption," 139 U. PA. L. Rev. 1163 (1991)

"Application of Title VII to Jobs in High Places," 95 Harv. L. Rev. 945 (1982)

Op-eds

Parental Custody? Not if they're addicts, The Boston Globe (4/17/14)

In Adoption, Does Race Matter?, NYTimes Room for Debate blog (2/2/14)

"DCF Shift Puts Children's Safety at Risk,"  Op-ed on Differential Response by Daniel Heimpel and Elizabeth Bartholet, The Hartford Courant (1/24/14)

"Saving children from our child welfare system," Op-ed on Differential Response by Elizabeth Bartholet and  Daniel Heimpel, The Boston Globe (12/24/13)

"How to Prevent Adoption Disasters," NY Times Room for Debate blog (4/15/10)

"Haiti's Children and the Adoption Question," NY Times Room for Debate blog (2/1/10)

"Amid Disaster, Haitian Orphans Find Homes," Op-ed with Paulo Barrozo, NPR on-line (1/21/10)

"Celebrity Adoptions and the Real World," NYTimes Room for Debate blog (5/10/09)

"Save the Children from Save the Children," Press Release on Madonna's Second Adoption (4/3/09)

"Race as a Barrier to Forming Families," Google News (6/16/08)

"Slamming the Door on Adoption," The Washington Post, p.B07 (11/4/07)

"Government's role in the cloning brouhaha," The Boston Globe, p.A23 (12/5/01)

"The Complex Family," The Boston Globe, p.A19 (6/8/00)

"Fertility for Sale," The New York Times, p.A27 (3/4/98)

"More than ever, state should cast wide net in search of foster parents," The Boston Globe, p.A11 (4/14/97)

"Adoption is about family, not race," Chicago Tribune, p.F.23 (11/5/93)

"Family Matters," Vogue, p.102 (11/93)

"Is Embryo Cloning Part of Reproductive Freedom?," Harvard Law RECORD (10/29/93)

"Blood Parents Vs. Real Parents," The New York Times, p. A19 (7/13/93)

"In Foster-Care Limbo," The Boston Globe, p.17 (3/17/92)

Letters to Editor

"Interracial Intimacies," New York Times Book Review, Letter Responding to Bernstein, p.4 (2/16/03)

"Rethink Adoption Policy," The Boston Globe, p.14 (1/17/94)

"Limits on Transracial Adoption Hurt Children," The New York Times, p.A24 (12/8/93)

Miscellaneous

Julia Mas-Guindal, Elizabeth Bartholet Interview on the challenges facing international adoption, Parts 1 and 2, Harv. Hum. Rts. J.,  http://harvardhrj.com/2012/10/elizabeth-bartholet-interview-part-i/ (last visited June 4, 2013), http://harvardhrj.com/2012/10/elizabeth-bartholet-interview-part-ii/ (last visited June 4, 2013).

Press Release, "Child Advocacy Program (CAP) releases reports stemming from working conference on Racial Disproportionality at Harvard Law School in January 2011" (7/21/11)

Interview with Elizabeth Bartholet by Stephanie Marudas, "Should the U.S. Ratify the CRC? A Look at the Pros and Cons" (2/23/11)

Press Release, "Child Advocacy Program (CAP) to Sponsor a Conference on Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare" (12/6/10)

Separate Statement, The Way Forward Project Report, p.85 (Nov. 2011) by Elizabeth Bartholet, Dana E .Johnson, Tendai Masiriri, and Elizabeth Styffe