Adoption and Family in the Global North and South

  • Riitta Högbacka


Högbacka describes the social and cultural structures that influence family life in the Global North and the Global South, and more specifically in Finland and South Africa. She begins with an investigation of the wider adoption system and its legislative basis, and goes on to explicate the socioeconomic contexts of parenting. The chapter also investigates the meanings of family and parental care in the two societies: in order to understand the mothers (and fathers) who were interviewed, it is necessary to explore the cultural norms in the wider society.


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  • Riitta Högbacka
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