Adoptive Migration

Adoptive Migration

Raising Latinos in Spain

  • Author: Leinaweaver, Jessaca B.
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822354925
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822377511
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2013
  • Month: September
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
Spain has one of the highest per capita international adoption rates in the world. Internationally adopted kids are coming from many of the same countries as do the many immigrants who are radically transforming Spain's demographics. Based on interviews with adoptive families, migrant families, and adoption professionals, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver examines the experiences of Latin American children adopted into a rapidly multiculturalizing society. She focuses on Peruvian adoptees and immigrants in Madrid, but her conclusions apply more broadly, to any pairing of adoptees and migrants from the same country. Leinaweaver finds that international adoption, particularly in a context of high rates of transnational migration, is best understood as both a privileged and unusual form of migration, and a crucial and contested method of family formation. Adoptive Migration is a fascinating study of the implications for adopted children of growing up in a country that discriminates against their fellow immigrants.
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Comparing Adoption and Migration
  • Chapter One. Waiting for a Baby: Adopting The Ideal Immigrant
  • Chapter Two. The Best Interests of a Migrant's Child: Separating Families or Displacing Children?
  • Chapter Three. Mixed Marriages: Migrants and Adoption
  • Chapter Four. Undomesticated Adoption: Adopting the Children of Immigrants
  • Chapter Five. Solidarity: Postadoptive Overtures
  • Chapter Six. Becoming and Unbecoming Peruvian: Culture, Ethnicity, and Race
  • Conclusion: What Adoptive Migration Might Mean
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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