Poverty, Birth Families, Legal, and Social Protection (Chapter 3 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 considers the impact of poverty on adoption and discusses birth mothers and domestic adoption in the United States, adoptions in the Marshall Islands, India, and South Africa, and the passage of The Hague Convention on Intercounty Adoption (HCIA) to provide social protections for orphaned and vulnerable children and their families who interface with intercountry adoption. 1 table and 47 references.
Intercountry adoption; ETHICS; BLACK MARKET ADOPTION; cross cultural studies; birth mothers; poverty; human rights; HAGUE CONVENTION; India; South Africa