Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption

  • Vilna Bashi Treitler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Race Is a Fiction … Coloring Children and Parents Nonetheless

  3. Constructing Desire in the Adoption Market

  4. Constructing Ethno-Racial Identities in Adoption

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 248-286

About this book


When parents form families by reaching across social barriers to adopt children, where and how does race enter the adoption process? How do agencies, parents, and the adopted children themselves deal with issues of difference in adoption? This volume engages writers from both sides of the Atlantic to take a close look at these issues.


International adoption transracial adoption race colorblind racism multiculturalism adoptive parents children China culture disability family gender identity marketing minority online online marketing socialization

Editors and affiliations

  • Vilna Bashi Treitler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Black and Latino StudiesBaruch CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Sociology Program, The Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137275233
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44608-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27523-3
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