Rescue, Refugees, Orphans, and Restitution (Chapter 1 in From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy: A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers).
Rotabi, Karen Smith. Bromfield, Nicole F.
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This chapter provides an overview of the early beginnings of intercountry adoption, controversies over race and transracial adoption, the impact of World War II and a conception of refugee children, the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt to help rescue the children of war, and the subsequent adoption of children from South Korea, Vietnam, Latin America, China, Cambodia, and Haiti. The use of financial restitution for those who have experienced the loss of their child as a result of illicit adoption practices is also discussed. 1 table and numerous references.
Intercountry adoption; ETHICS; BLACK MARKET ADOPTION; cross cultural studies; birth mothers; poverty; human rights; historical perspective; transracial adoption