Social justice, human rights, past adoption discourse and inter-country adoption

Gair, Susan (2010) Social justice, human rights, past adoption discourse and inter-country adoption. Australian Journal of Adoption, 2 (2). pp. 1-9.

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Inter-country adoption often is talked about under a banner of human rights, and identified as a humanitarian responsibility to abandoned orphans. Raising broader social justice questions about inter-country adoption can bring forth accusations of being ‘anti-adoption’. Yet embracing open and vigorous debate regarding inter-country adoption could allow multiple stories to be voiced. In this opinion piece some commonalities across early child welfare policies in Australia are noted, a brief history of adoption is outlined, and some suggestions are made for advancing social justice in inter-country adoption.

Item ID: 16344
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1837-1361
Keywords: social justice, adoption, human rights
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 04:33
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