Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Intercountry Adoption Debate

The Huffington Post – Australia – 23 Sept 2015 Mirah Riben – Researching & writing about adoption since 1979. Author of THE STORK MARKET: America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry. What is the debate concerning international child adoption? That depends on who you ask. Forty-four experts representing a variety of disciplines including law, medicine and health, social […]

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Transracial and Transnational Adoptee Research Page

Focused on highlighting research by transracial and transnational adoptee scholars and to distribute general academic notices on projects and events. This is the public page for the TRA and TNA Research Group (TRATNA) TRATNA has a variety of internationally based administrators who are transracial and transnational adoptees (also called inter country and international adoptees) with […]

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Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl’s Journey through Adoption

Hardcover – April 1, 2011 by Mr. Jacob R. Wheeler (Author), Kevin Kreutner (Foreword) “An adoption professional once told me, ‘At its best, there is no adoption system as good as Guatemala’s. At its worst, there is none worse.’”—from the foreword by Kevin Kreutner In Between Light and Shadow veteran journalist Jacob Wheeler puts a human face on the Guatemalan adoption industry, […]

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Finding Fernanda: Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth

Paperback – May 15, 2012 by Erin Siegal  (Author) The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true […]

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How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Paperback – August 7, 2015 by Andrea Louie (Author) Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children’s “birth culture.” However, […]

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