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Adopting maternity : white women who adopt transracially or transnationally

Author: Nora Rose Moosnick
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
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Discusses the issues related to race, class, and gender involved in adoption based on in-depth interviews with 22 adoptive mothers. This text compares and contrasts the experiences of white women who adopted Asian, black, or biracial children. The bulk of the book is dedicated to presenting the women's words as they talk about their perceptions of fertility treatments, birth mothers, other mothers, adoption  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moosnick, Nora Rose.
Adopting maternity.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
(OCoLC)607139020
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Rose Moosnick
ISBN: 0275978125 9780275978129
OCLC Number: 53369506
Description: xiv, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Social constructionism: contextualizing the context --
The process of becoming a mother --
On being a mother.
Responsibility: Nora Rose Moosnick.
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Examines issues surrounding adoption across racial and national lines and contrasts this with monoracial adoption, and provides feminist analysis of the experience of mothering adopted children.  Read more...

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?[T]his book is not meant to prescribe policies or practice for adoption professionals. Rather, its value lies in emphasizing the importance of an ongoing critical examination regarding gender, Read more...

 
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