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"This lively collection of seventeen essays is devoted to variations on the theme of international adoption. The essays . . . present a comprehensive overview of a wide range of issues, with thought-provoking contributions on a variety of case studies from sending and receiving countries."-Giovanna Bacchiddu,Social Anthropology
"Certainly the most comprehensive set of essays on international adoption ever assembled, this collection represents but also stretches beyond the recent renaissance in adoption scholarship. Perhaps its greatest innovation is that ‘international’ is not just a reference to the circulation of children across borders, but also to the impressive range of geographical, social, and theoretical perspectives proffered by the book’s authors. They are veteran scholars as well as some fresh new voices. Marre and Briggs provide smart, historically informed editorship, making the book a must-have for humanities and social science scholars interested in kinship, globally stratified reproduction, and gender."
-Sara Dorow,University of Alberta
"It is a breath of fresh air to have an international group of scholars finally weigh in on the movement of children between nations for the purpose of adoption. This important book, including perspectives from both sending and receiving countries, illustrates the ‘two-ness’ of transnational family-making."
-Ellen Herman,author of Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States
“This comprehensive volume is timely and useful... This volume is sufficiently theoretical and provides useful empirical detail. The book’s geographic scale is noteworthy, including classic sites for consideration of child circulation, such as Hawai’i, and well-know sending countries such as Russia and China. But it also attends to less well-studied areas: Spain, Quebec, Lithuania, Brazil, and Peru.”-Choice,
"A powerful and intelligent volume. Its attention to inequalities associated with class, race, sexuality, nation, and globalization, as well as its serious engagement of cultural ideas about kinship, make it a critical resource for scholars, students, practitioners, and others interested in adoption in the contemporary era."
-Teresa Toguchi Swartz,University of Minnesota