Adoption in India: policies and experiences
This book researches child adoption in India and challenges prevalent theories of adoption. It is the only book of its kind to lend a voice to adopted children and shares the narratives of many families in their experiences of adoption. It also recounts the personal story of the author as an adoptive parent.
The first part of the book deals with the macro issues of child adoption, while the second provides a micro-level analysis of individual families. The socio-political and socio-cultural contexts within which adoptions occur are also analyzed.
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List of Tables 9
Theoretical Paradigms and Research Findings 34
Adoption and the Indian Sociopolitical Context 43
Sociocultural Dimensions of Adoption in India 59
The Cultural Reality 75
Alternative Parenting 98
Construction of the Self in an Adopted Child 154
Family Interactions and Selfevaluations 185
About the Author 284