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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (Paull Shin)
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. A Country Divided: Contextualizing Adoption from a Korean Perspective (Dong Soo Kim)
  • Historical and Cultural Background
  • Korean Conflict and Its Impact on Families
  • The Origin of Korean International Adoption
  • International Adoption As a Permanent Institution
  • Motivation for International Adoption
  • Globalization of Korean International Adoption
  • Questions and Issues
  • Recent Developments
  • Chapter 2. Institutionalizing International Adoption: The Historical Origins of Korean Adoption in the United States (Catherine Ceniza Choy)
  • A World Vision
  • From Rescue to Rivalry
  • Independent Adoption Schemes: An Uneven Legacy
  • Chapter 3. A Long-Term Follow-Up of Transracially Adopted Children in Their Young Adult Years (William Feigelman)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 4. Choosing Korea: Marketing "Multiculturalism" to Choosy Adopters (Kristi Brian)
  • The Trouble with "Culture"
  • Themes of the Dominant Institutional Discourse
  • Conclusion: Shifting the Practice Paradigm Toward a Problem-Oriented View of Adoption Culture
  • Chapter 5. Korean Adopted Children's Ethic Identity Formation (Nam Soon Huh)
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Ethnic Identity Development and Adoption
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Implications for Practice
  • Chapter 6. Transracial Adoptive Parents' Thoughts About the Importance of Race and Culture in Parenting (M. Elizabeth Vonk, Sung Hyun Yun, Wansoo Park, and Richard R. Massatti)
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Implications
  • Chapter 7. Remembering Loss: The Koreanness of Overseas Adopted Koreans (Eleana Kim)
  • Introduction
  • Points of Reentry
  • The Global Family of Korea
  • Wedding Citizenship and Culture
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Mothers Without Mothering: Birth Mothers from South Korea Since the Korean War (Hosu Kim)
  • Trauma and the Figure of the Birth Mother
  • Intercountry Adoption and Korea
  • Three Cohorts of Birth Mothers' Characteristics in Korea
  • Affect Economy and the Figure of the Birth Mother
  • The Child As Gift or Adoption As Gift?
  • Activating the Memory of Birth Mothers
  • Chapter 9. A Sociological Approach to Race, Identity, and Asian Adoption (Jiannbin L. Shiao and Mia H. Tuan)
  • Introduction
  • The Asian Adoption Phenomenon
  • The Desirability of Asian Adoptees
  • Controversy Over Black-White Adoption Placements
  • Asian Adoption As an Area of Sociological Investigations
  • Research
  • Clues from the "Asian Immigrants in White Families: Korean Adoptees in American" Study
  • Conclusion: From Family Adjustment to Diverse Meaning and Contexts
  • Chapter 10. Lifting the Shroud of Silence: A Korean Adoptee's Search for Truth, Legitimacy, and Justice (Rebecca Hurdis)
  • Prologue
  • Christianity and the Korean War
  • Illegitimate Motherhood
  • Daughters of the Ghost
  • Chapter 11. Recent Trends in Child Welfare and Adoption in Korea: Challenges and Future Directions (Bong Joo Lee)
  • Introduction
  • A Brief History of Adoption in Korea
  • Trends in Adoption
  • Challenges and Future Directions of Adoption in Korea
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 12. Korea's Overseas Adoption and Its Positive Impact on Domestic Adoption and Child Welfare in Korea (Tai Soon Bai)
  • Introduction
  • Domestic Adoption Practice in Korea
  • Impact of International Adoption on the Development of Domestic Adoption and Child-Welfare Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 13. The Korean Adoption Issue and Representations of Adopted Koreans in Korean Popular Culture (Tobias Hubinette)
  • The Importance of

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