Belonging in an Adopted World
Since the early 1990s, transnational adoptions have increased at an astonishing rate, not only in the United States, but worldwide. In “Belonging in an Adopted World,” the author offers a penetrating exploration of the consequences and implications of this unprecedented movement of children, usually from poor nations to the affluent West. Yngvesson illuminates how the politics of adoption policy has profoundly affected the families, nations, and children involved in this new form of social and economic migration. Starting from the transformation of the abandoned child into an adoptable resource for nations that give and receive children in adoption, this volume examines the ramifications of such gifts, especially for families created through adoption and later, the adopted adults themselves.
Status: 1 in stock (can be backordered)
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
DC#: 362.734 Yn
1 in stock (can be backordered)