Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption
Edited by Vilna Bashi Treitler
|Publication Date||August 2014|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life|
When parents form families by reaching across social barriers (the color line, or the boundaries between 'First World' and 'Third World' nations) 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 race in transnational and transracial adoption. The contributors tackle questions of how adoption agencies engage race online; how parents understand race as a factor in raising their adopted children; how culture camps engage with parents and children about racial issues; and how social policy shapes the racial aspects of adoption, for better or worse.