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Orphanhood and the Politics of Adoption in Uganda

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Despite a proliferation of orphans due to the AIDS pandemic, few African countries until recently have encouraged adoption—domestic or international—as a response. Though AIDS infection rates peaked ... More


The Making of “Orphans”: How the “Orphan Rescue” Movement Is Transforming Family and Jeopardizing Child Well-Being in Uganda

Kristen Cheney

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/9780190265076.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In Uganda, there has been a proliferation of foreign-supported orphanages encouraging poor parents to place their children in care and relinquish them for adoption to meet the demands of a very ... More


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