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From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy : a Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers.

Author: Karen Smith Rotabi; Nicole F Bromfield
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith Rotabi, Karen.
From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy : A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Smith Rotabi; Nicole F Bromfield
ISBN: 9781317132189 1317132181
OCLC Number: 966464200
Notes: Human-trafficking dynamics found in child abduction for adoption: force, fraud, and coercion.
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Endorsement; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on the authors; Preface; 1 Rescue, refugees, orphans, and restitution; Early beginnings of intercountry adoption: missionaries and war; Race and transracial adoptions: controversies and change; World War II as a turning point and a conception of refugee children; Eleanor Roosevelt steps in to help rescue the children of war; South Korea: over time the most significant country of origin; A watershed moment in history: the Vietnam Babylift. Latin America: civil conflict and tough economic timesChina's one-child policy; Cambodia: a legal case study of child sales and "laundering"; Child "rescue" in the face of disaster: Haiti's earthquake; A closer look: sanctioned government intervention in Haiti and the case of the United States; Restitution as an attempt to recognize and restore human rights; The Samoan Islands: probation and financial restitution; Ireland: the Magdalene Laundries and restitution; Spain: a shift from being a country of origin to a top receiving country; In conclusion; Notes; References. 2 The politics of adoption from Romania to Russia and what we know about children languishing in residential care facilitiesStalinist Policy: the case of Romania; Russia: large-scale institutions, scandal, and significant shifts in adoption policy; Looking back to understand the moratorium: four cases of Russian adoptees; Adoption dissolution: mental illness, rehoming, and Russian outrage; Child-development research evidence and institutional childcare; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3 Poverty, birth families, legal, and social protection; What we know about birth mothers in the United States. Marshall IslandsTamil region of India; South Africa; Protections: international private law; The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption; The vision of those who developed the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption; A closer look at key elements for implementation of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption; Hague Convention intersections with the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Note; References; 4 Guatemala: Violence against women and force, fraud, and coercion, including child abduction into adoption and a new system emerging. International pressure in the popular press for women and children's rightsContext of violence against women: impunity and femicide defined; Confronting illicit adoptions: pressure from human rights organizations; How such abuses persist: a corrupt system of intercountry adoption; A human rights catastrophe; Understanding Guatemala's historical context: extreme human rights abuses and genocide during the Civil War; Research on illegal adoptions from Guatemala; Organized crime and international human-trafficking law.

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'Rotabi and Bromfield deliver a much needed book, compelling, hard to put down and hard to ignore. The chronicling of intercountry adoptions - in the North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa Read more...

 
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