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The Resource Saving international adoption : an argument from economics and personal experience, Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell

Saving international adoption : an argument from economics and personal experience, Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell

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Saving international adoption : an argument from economics and personal experience
Title
Saving international adoption
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an argument from economics and personal experience
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Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell
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eng
Summary
International adoption is in a state of virtual collapse, rates having fallen by more than half since 2004 and continuing to fall. Yet around the world millions of orphaned and vulnerable children need permanent homes, and thousands of American and European families are eager to take them in. Many government officials, international bureaucrats, and social commentators claim these adoptions are not "in the best interests" of the child. They claim that adoption deprives children of their "birth culture," threatens their racial identities, and even encourages widespread child trafficking. Celebrity adopters are publicly excoriated for stealing children from their birth families. This book argues that opposition to adoption ostensibly based on the well-being of the child is often a smokescreen for protecting national pride. Concerns about the harm done by transracial adoption are largely inconsistent with empirical evidence. As for trafficking, opponents of international adoption want to shut it down because it is too much like a market for children. But this book offers a radical challenge to this view--that is, what if instead of trying to suppress market forces in international adoption, we embraced them so they could be properly regulated? What if the international system functioned more like open adoption in the United States, where birth and adoptive parents can meet and privately negotiate the exchange of parental rights? This arrangement, the authors argue, could eliminate the abuses that currently haunt international adoption. --
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1953 August 17-
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Montgomery, Mark
Dewey number
362.734
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV875.5
LC item number
.M66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Powell, Irene
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  • Intercountry adoption
  • Intercountry adoption
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Saving international adoption : an argument from economics and personal experience, Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why is international adoption collapsing? -- Isata's story, part I: a tale of moral hazard in adoption -- The obvious benefits of international adoption -- Isata's story, part II: to save a daughter -- Whose culture is being defended? -- Isata's story, part III: birth culture shock -- Is it culture or race? -- Isata's story, part IV: an unlikely background for raising black children -- Walking while black (WWB) -- Isata's story, part V: from an all-black to an all-white world -- Trafficking jam -- Isata's story, part VI: why won't you tell us where Isata is? -- Is adoption too commercial? -- Isata's story, part VII: TCH responds to charges of deception -- Objections: won't less regulation make things worse? -- Isata's story, part VIII: after the reunion -- Repugnant ideas that became mainstream -- Adoption: joy and sadness
Control code
975367960
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780826521729
Lccn
2017005438
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)975367960
Label
Saving international adoption : an argument from economics and personal experience, Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why is international adoption collapsing? -- Isata's story, part I: a tale of moral hazard in adoption -- The obvious benefits of international adoption -- Isata's story, part II: to save a daughter -- Whose culture is being defended? -- Isata's story, part III: birth culture shock -- Is it culture or race? -- Isata's story, part IV: an unlikely background for raising black children -- Walking while black (WWB) -- Isata's story, part V: from an all-black to an all-white world -- Trafficking jam -- Isata's story, part VI: why won't you tell us where Isata is? -- Is adoption too commercial? -- Isata's story, part VII: TCH responds to charges of deception -- Objections: won't less regulation make things worse? -- Isata's story, part VIII: after the reunion -- Repugnant ideas that became mainstream -- Adoption: joy and sadness
Control code
975367960
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780826521729
Lccn
2017005438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975367960

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