Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories

and the extent to which they reinforced their child ( ren ) ' s birth culture , racial perceptions , and so on . Politte's results were consistent with previous findings in the literature . Intercountry adoptees did very well ...

Author: Heather Ahn-Redding

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739118560

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 354

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Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories reflects the thoughts and experiences of adult transracial adoptees. The authors conducted in-depth interviews in order to understand and examine the adoptees. The men and women interviewed in this study offer the readers a detailed and personal glimpse into their worlds. They represent a range of positive and negative adoption stories and describe the complexities of ethnic identity formation.

Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions

Preadoption adversities and postadoption mediators of mental health and school outcomes among international, foster, and private adoptees in the ... Birthmothers: Women who have relinquished babies for adoption tell their stories.

Author: Rowena Fong

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231540827

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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With essays by well-known adoption practitioners and researchers who source empirical research and practical knowledge, this volume addresses key developmental, cultural, health, and behavioral issues in the transracial and international adoption process and provides recommendations for avoiding fraud and techniques for navigating domestic and foreign adoption laws. The text details the history, policy, and service requirements relating to white, African American, Asian American, Latino and Mexican American, and Native American children and adoptive families. It addresses specific problems faced by adoptive families with children and youth from China, Russia, Ethiopia, India, Korea, and Guatemala, and offers targeted guidance on ethnic identity formation, trauma, mental health treatment, and the challenges of gay or lesbian adoptions

Intercountry Adoption

Selman P. (in press) The Global Decline of Intercountry Adoption: What lies ahead? Social Policy and Society, 11(4) Selman, P., ... In their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees tell their Stories. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Author: Karen Smith Rotabi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351927079

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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Intercountry adoption represents a significant component of international migration; in recent years, up to 45,000 children have crossed borders annually as part of the intercountry adoption boom. Proponents have touted intercountry adoption as a natural intervention for promoting child welfare. However, in cases of fraud and economic incentives, intercountry adoption has been denounced as child trafficking. The debate on intercountry adoption has been framed in terms of three perspectives: proponents who advocate intercountry adoption, abolitionists who argue for its elimination, and pragmatists who look for ways to improve both the conditions in sending countries and the procedures for intercountry transfer of children. Social workers play critical roles in intercountry adoption; they are often involved in family support services or child relinquishment in sending countries, and in evaluating potential adoptive homes, processing applications, and providing support for adoptive families in receiving countries; social workers are involved as brokers and policy makers with regard to the processes, procedures, and regulations that govern intercountry adoption. Their voice is essential in shaping practical and ethical policies of the future. Containing 25 chapters covering the following five areas: policy and regulations; sending country perspectives; outcomes for intercountry adoptees; debate between a proponent and an abolitionist; and pragmatists' guides for improving intercountry adoption practices, this book will be essential reading for social work practitioners and academics involved with intercountry adoption.

International Korean Adoption

In their own voices: Transracial adoptees tell their stories. New York: Columbia University Press. Steinberg, G., & Hall, B. (1998). An insider's guide to transracial adoption. San Francisco: PACT, An Adoption Alliance.

Author: Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136441790

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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Discover the roots of international transracial adoption International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-Year History of Policy and Practice explores the long history of international transracial adoption. Scholars present the expert multidisciplinary perspectives and up-to-date research on this most significant and longstanding form of international child welfare practice. Viewpoints and research are discussed from the academic disciplines of psychology, ethnic studies, sociology, social work, and anthropology. The chapters examine sociohistorical background, the forming of new families, reflections on Korean adoption, birth country perspectives, global perspectives, implications for practice, and archival, historical, and current resources on Korean adoption. International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-Year History of Policy and Practice provides fresh insight into the origins, development, and institutionalization of Korean adoption. Through original research and personal accounts, this revealing text explores how Korean adoptees and their families fit into their family roles—and offers clear perspectives on adoption as child welfare practice. Global implications and politics, as well as the very personal experiences are examined in detail. This source is a one-of-a-kind look into the full spectrum of information pertaining to Korean adoption. Topics in International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-Year History of Policy and Practice include: adoption from the Korean perspective historical origins of Korean adoption in the United States adjustments of young adult adoptees marketing to choosy adopters ethnic identity perspectives on the importance of race and culture in parenting birth mothers’ perspectives sociological approach to race and identity representations of adoptees in Korean popular culture adoption in Australia and the Netherlands much, much more International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-Year History of Policy and Practice is illuminating reading for adoptees, adoptive parents, practitioners, educators, students, and any child welfare professional.


An Exploration of the Phenomenological Experience of Transracially Adopted Native Americans Jeffrey J. Peterson ... In their own voices: Transracial adoptees tell their stories. ... Inter-country adoption: In whose best interest?

Author: Jeffrey J. Peterson


ISBN: WISC:89081050445

Category: Adoption

Page: 134

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Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption

P. Selman (2002)'Intercountry adoptioninthe newmillennium; the“quiet” migration, revisited' PopulationResearch ... Roorda (2000)InTheir Own Voices:Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories (New York: Columbia University Press).

Author: Vilna Bashi Treitler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137275233

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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When parents form families by reaching across social barriers to adopt children, where and how does race enter the adoption process? How do agencies, parents, and the adopted children themselves deal with issues of difference in adoption? This volume engages writers from both sides of the Atlantic to take a close look at these issues.

From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy

Others say that they both wanted and needed to adopt and intercountry adoption seemed to be the easiest solution to ... as well as stories of hope in a social entrepreneurial approach to communicating their mission (Cartwright, 2003; ...

Author: Karen Smith Rotabi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317132189

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption (HCIA). This international private law along with the Convention on the Rights of the Child affirm the best interests of the child as paramount in making decisions on behalf of children and families with obligations specifically oriented to safeguards in adoption practices. In 2004, as intercountry adoption peaked and then began a dramatic decline, commercial global surrogacy contracts began to take off in India. Global surrogacy gained in popularity owing, in part, to improved assisted reproductive technology methods, the ease with which people can make global surrogacy arrangements, and same-sex couples seeking the option to have their own genetically-related children. Yet regulation remains an issue, so much so that the Hague Conference on Private International Law has undertaken research and assessed the many dilemmas as an expert group considers drafting a new law, with some similarities to the HCIA and a strong emphasis on parentage. This ground-breaking book presents a detailed history and applies policy and human rights issues with an emphasis on the best interests of the child within intercountry adoption and the new conceptions of protection necessary in global surrogacy. To meet this end, voices of surrogate mothers in the US and India ground discourse as authors consider the human rights concerns and policy implications. For both intercountry adoption and global surrogacy, the complexity of the social context anchors the discourse inclusive of the intersections of poverty and privilege. This examination of the inevitable problems is presented at a time in which the pathways to global surrogacy appear to be shifting as the Supreme Court of India weighs in on the future of the industry there while Thailand, Cambodia and other countries have banned the practice all together. There is speculation that countries in Africa and possibly Central America appear poised to pick up the multi-million dollar industry as the demand for healthy infants continues on.

Queer Mobilizations

LGBT Activists Confront the Law Scott Barclay, Mary Bernstein, Anna-Maria Marshall. certificates is to have the state govern their role as a parent ... From the 1970s on, adoptees have argued against the ”as if” stories told to them and ...

Author: Scott Barclay

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814791301

Category: Law

Page: 376

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Fighting for marriage and family rights; protection from discrimination in employment, education, and housing; criminal law reform; economic justice; and health care reform: the LGBT movement is engaged in some of the most important cultural and political battles of our times. Seeking to reshape many of our basic social institutions, the LBGT movement’s legal, political, and cultural campaigns reflect the complex visions, strategies, and rhetoric of the individuals and groups knocking at the law’s door. The original essays in this volume bring social movement scholarship and legal analysis together, enriching our understanding of social movements, LGBT politics and organizing, legal studies, and public policy. Moreover, they highlight the struggle to make the law relevant and responsive to the LGBT community. Ultimately, Queer Mobilizations examines how the LGBT movement’s engagement with the law shapes the very meanings of sexuality, sex, gender, privacy, discrimination, and family in law and society. Contributors: Ellen Ann Andersen, Steven A. Boutcher, Bayliss Camp, Casey Charles, Ashley Currier, Courtenay W. Daum, Shauna Fisher, David John Frank, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Charles W. Gossett, Marybeth Herald, Nicholas Pedriana, Darren Rosenblum, Susan M. Sterett, and Amy L. Stone.

Handbook of Adoption

Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families Rafael A. Javier, Amanda L. Baden, Frank A. Biafora, ... In their own voices: Transracial adoptees tell their stories. ... Intercountry adoption: A review of the evidence.

Author: Rafael A. Javier

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483350745

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Although most mental health and behavioral health professionals have encountered adoption triad members—birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons—in their clinical practice, the vast majority have had no formal or informal training on adoption issues. The Handbook of Adoption is the first text designed for mental health practitioners to specifically address the many dimensions of adoption-related issues which can and do affect adoption triad members, specifically in the United States.

A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario 1921 2015

Katherine McDade, “International Adoption in Canada: Public Policy Issues,” discussion paper 91. ... The women involved, silenced for many years, have started to tell their stories of coercion and manipulation in such homes.

Author: Lori Chambers

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487501013

Category: History

Page: 256

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Lori Chambers' fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption in Ontario since the passage of the first statute in 1921. This volume explores a wide range of themes and issues in the history of adoption including: the reasons for the creation of statutory adoption, the increasing voice of unmarried fathers in newborn adoption, the reasons for movement away from secrecy in adoption, the evolution of step-parent adoption, the adoption of Indigenous children, and the growth of international adoption. Unlike other works on adoption, Chambers focuses explicitly on statutes, statutory debates and the interpretation of statues in court. In doing so, she concludes that adoption is an inadequate response to child welfare and on its own cannot solve problems regarding child neglect and abuse. Rather, Chambers argues that in order to reform the area of adoption we must first acknowledge that it is built upon social inequalities within and between nations.