The Politics of Adoption From Romania to Russia and What We Know About Children Languishing in Residential Care Facilities (Chapter 2 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 investigates the politics of adoption from Romania to Russian and reviews research findings on children languishing in residential care facilities. The impact of Stalinism, the fall of the Soviet Union, and public awareness of institutionalized children on international adoptions are explained, as well as the impact of re-homing, abuse, and death of Russian adoptees in the United States on the institution of a Russia moratorium on international adoptions. 1 table and 48 references.
Intercountry adoption; ETHICS; BLACK MARKET ADOPTION; cross cultural studies; poverty; human rights; Russia; Romania; political factors; child fatalities; institutionalized children