Adoption in India: policies and experiences

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SAGE Publications, Jun 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 283 pages
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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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Contents

List of Tables 9
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Acknowledgements 19
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Theoretical Paradigms and Research Findings 34
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Adoption and the Indian Sociopolitical Context 43
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Sociocultural Dimensions of Adoption in India 59
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The Cultural Reality 75
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Alternative Parenting 98
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Construction of the Self in an Adopted Child 154
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Family Interactions and Selfevaluations 185
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Epilogue 205
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Appendices 216
About the Author 284
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