Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, by Linda Seligmann

By Linda Seligmann

Family-making in the USA is in a kingdom of flux—the methods humans compose their households is altering, together with those that decide to undertake. Broken hyperlinks, Enduring Ties is a groundbreaking comparative research of transnational and interracial adoptions in the USA. Linda Seligmann uncovers the impression of those adoptions over the past 20 years at the ideologies and cultural assumptions that american citizens carry approximately households and the way they're constituted. Seligmann explores even if new sorts of households and groups are rising because of those adoptions, delivering a compelling narrative on how adoptive households thrive and fight to create lasting ties.
Seligmann saw and interviewed various adoptive mom and dad and youngsters, non-adoptive households, spiritual figures, academics and directors, and adoption agents. The publication uncovers that adoption—once entirely stigmatized—is now usually embraced both as a romanticized undertaking of rescue or, conversely, as easily one amongst a number of how one can make a family.

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