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Adoption and Fitting in

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Adoptive mothers do not linger over the question of genes the way that donor-assisted families do. Without a biological connection, the discovery of who their children are (personality and talents) ... More


Imagined and Occasional Co-Presence in Open Adoption: How Adoptive Parents Mediate Birth Connections

Mandi MacDonald

in Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265076
eISBN:
9780190265090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265076.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Notions of blood ties predominate in Western understandings of kinship, and parenthood is understood to be founded on biogenetic connection. Adoptive kinship is at odds with and indeed challenges ... More


Navigating Openness and Contact in Child Welfare Adoptions

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Open Adoption and Diverse Families: Complex Relationships in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190692032
eISBN:
9780190692063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692032.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Some children who are adopted via foster care have contact with their birth families (e.g., birth siblings), yet little research has addressed this. This chapter addresses the experiences of families ... More


Navigating Structural and Symbolic Inequalities on the Path to Parenthood: Adoption Agencies, the Legal System, and Beyond

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the formal and informal barriers that gay men encounter as they seek to build their families through adoption. It considers how broader social and legal inequities, such as ... More


The right to information in practice: adoption records, confidentiality and secrecy

Gary Clapton

in Private and confidential?: Handling personal information in the social and health services

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349064
eISBN:
9781447303077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349064.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses the policy, practice, and attitudes that can restrict information for adopted people who seek access to adoption agency records. It focuses on the ‘closed’ adoptions of the ... More


Stories behind History

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relationship between birth parents and adopted children in the context of transnational adoption and the return of transnational adoptees in the birth parents' lives. ... More


Open Adoption and Diverse Families: Complex Relationships in the Digital Age

Abbie E. Goldberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190692032
eISBN:
9780190692063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692032.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book traces the experiences of diverse adoptive families—including lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parent families, and families who adopted through foster care and private adoption—as they ... More


Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Elise M. Prébin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

A great mobilization began in South Korea in the 1990s: adult transnational adoptees began to return to their birth country and meet for the first time with their birth parents—sometimes in televised ... More


Management of Feelings

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the possible meanings of family meetings that do not lead to sustained relationships and why birth parents decide to meet their children even if their familial configuration is ... More


The Medicalization of Adoption in and from Peru

Jessaca B. Leinaweaver

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the transnational influences of biomedical discourse in a study of international adoption from Peru. Scrutinizing the processes that deem children legally adoptable and that ... More


Meeting the Lost and the Dead

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the similarities between feelings for the lost and feelings for the dead to show that the televised family meetings in South Korea between transnational adoptees and their birth ... More


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