Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Raleigh, Elizabeth Yoon Hwa, 1977- author.

Title Selling transracial adoption : families, markets, and the color line / Elizabeth Raleigh.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-228) and index.
Summary While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling Transracial Adoption, provides a fine-grained analysis of the business decisions in the adoption industry and what it teaches us about notions of kinship and race. Adoption providers, Raleigh declares, are often tasked with pitching the idea of transracial adoption to their mostly white clientele. But not all children are equally "desirable," and transracial adoption-a market calculation-is hardly colorblind. Selling Transracial Adoption explicitly focuses on adoption providers and employs candid interviews with adoption workers, social workers, attorneys, and counselors, as well as observations from adoption conferences and information seto illustratelustrate how agencies institute a racial hierarchy-especially when the supply of young and healthy infants is on the decline. Ultimately, Raleigh discovers that the racialized practices in private adoption serve as a powerful reflection of race in America.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Staying Afloat in a Perfect Storm -- 2. Uneasy Consumers: The Emotion Work of Marketing Adoption -- 3. Transracial Adoption as a Market Calculation -- 4."And You Get to Black": Racial Hierarchies and the Black-Non-Black Divide -- 5. Selling Transracial Adoption: Social Workers' Ideals and Market Concessions.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Interracial adoption.
Social service.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Work.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Adoption & Fostering.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Interracial adoption. (OCoLC)fst00977475
Social service. (OCoLC)fst01123192
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Raleigh, Elizabeth Yoon Hwa, 1977- Selling transracial adoption. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2018 9781439914779 (DLC) 2017021821 (OCoLC)985637139
ISBN 9781439914793 (electronic bk.)
1439914796 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061938224

Available items only