Cultures of Transnational Adoption
During the 1990s, the number of children adopted from poorer countries to the more affluent West grew exponentially. Close to 140,000 transnational adoptions occurred in the U.S. alone. While in an earlier era, adoption across borders was assumed to be straightforward — a child traveled to a new country and stayed there — by the late 20th century, adoptees were expected to acquaint themselves with the countries of their birth and explore their multiple identities. Listservs, Web sites, and organizations creating international communities of adoptive parents and adoptees proliferated. With contributors including several adoptive parents, this unique collection looks at how transnational adoption creates and transforms cultures.
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Publisher: Duke University Press
DC#: 362.734 V
1 in stock (can be backordered)