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Acknowledgments Introduction: The Circulation of ChildrenPart I Defining Reproduction: Law, Strangers, Family, Kin Part II Perspectives from Sending Countries Part III Experiences in Receiving Countries About the ContributorsIndex

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An argument for a more complex view of transnational adoption, including stranger adoption, kinship adoption, fostering, and informal circulating children

About the Author

Laura Briggs is Associate Professor and Department Head, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona. Diana Marre is Senior Researcher in Social Anthropology at the Instituto de Infancia y Mundo Urbano in Barcelona. She is co-editor of La Adopcion y el Acogimiento.


"...lively collection of seventeen essays...a comprehensive overview of a wide range of issues, with thought-provoking contributions on a variety of case studies from sending and receiving countries...very interesting and stimulating volume that will prove useful not only to adoption specialists, but also to those interested in kinship studies, reproductive technologies and transnational networks." Giovanna Bacchiddu from the University of St Andrews writing for Social Anthropology

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