TITLE

Recognising Adoption: Family relationships tested by birth control

AUTHOR(S)
GUĖRIN, KARINE-HINANO
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
China Perspectives;2013, Vol. 2013 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article is based on a survey conducted over two years in Kunming and its vicinity, as well as in the rural areas of Yunnan Province. It considers the relations between administrators (officials) and the administered (families) in the process of adoption procedures. After going over the regular, albeit little noticed, practices of adoption in China, the text analyses the interactions and negotiations that take place, case by case, as families turn towards local authorities in order to legalise the presence of a child they have acquired and taken charge of. The main focus is on the multiple and also contradictory legislative frameworks having a bearing on institutional procedures that, in view of their internal contradictions, widen the margin of manoeuvrability for local officials as well as adoptive families. The two sides thus come up with non-legal norms concerning what is best suited to such situations.
ACCESSION #
86442854

 

Related Articles

  • I carried you in my heart. Giardina, L. // Children Today;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p6 

    Discusses explaining adoption to adopted children. Understanding as an ongoing process; Facilitating communication.

  • Points of light: Informal adoption in the black community. Yoest, C. // Children Today;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p8 

    Looks at informal adoption in the black community. Grandmother guardians; Problem of unwed teenage pregnancies; Barriers to formal black adoption; Viewing extended family as a resource; Negative effects of informal adoption.

  • Baby Love. Farmer, Sydney; Farmer, Lori // New Moon;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p26 

    Features an adopted girl from China.

  • My family was made, not born. Perillo, Jennifer // Scholastic Choices;Oct94, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p19 

    Presents the author's experience as an adopted child. Insult on adoptive families; Adopted children's development of self-esteem, confidence and love for their foster parents; Confrontation on serious issues such as identity and family loyalty.

  • Untitled. Levine, Ellen // Redbook;Nov93, Vol. 182 Issue 1, p16 

    Recounts the story of how an adopted child found her biological mother through the magazine Redbook's September article `The Lost Children'. Thanksgiving reunion of Margaret Bennette and daughter Carrie St. John; Margaret's pregnancy at age 16 and the subsequent giving up of her baby for adoption.

  • Children who enter and leave the New York State adoption system. Avery, Rosemary J.; Mont, Daniel // Human Ecology;Summer91, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p2 

    Examines the subsidy records to build a profile of children entering the New York State Adoption Services (NYSAS). Special needs adoption; Adoption subsidies; Children exiting the NYSAS.

  • A home for Hannah. Coeyman, Marjorie // Christian Science Monitor;9/15/99, Vol. 91 Issue 203, p11 

    Presents a photo essay documenting an American family and its adoption of a Russian girl.

  • Life--I wouldn't have it any other way. Mehuron, T. // U.S. Catholic;Jan88, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p35 

    Opinion. A first-person account of the writer's own adoption, her natural mother being pregnant and unmarried, and her view that the Catholic Church should more publicly, openly, and lovingly educate young women in the advantages of adoption overabortion.

  • one life, two countries. Fanning, Karen // Scholastic Choices;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p6 

    Presents information on adopted children in the United States.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics