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#3627: the ethics of adoption (fwd)
From: ali grrl <email@example.com>
I am currently working as a researcher for a professor at Concordia
University (Montreal) who is studying international adoption practices in
Haiti. I thought that a good place for this anthropologist to start would
be in Haiti itself, with research into kinship patterns found in rural Haiti
and with family values and culturally specific ideas about adoption in
Haitian society in general (both urban and diasporic). I was startled at
how little research on these topics I was able to find and I am wondering if
I am missing some avenue of inquiry. Does anyone have any suggestions as to
texts or even organisations which could facilitate this work?
As a lowely research assistant, I am myself wondering about the ethics of
international adoption in Haiti. In Quebec large numbers of Haitian
children are being adopted every year to mostly white (although not
exclusively) families who do not necessarily want these children to maintain
any cultural links with Haiti. I would greatly appreciate list member's
opinions on this topic. Is the practice of international adoption of
Haitian children good, bad, inevitable? Does it raise any ethical concerns?
Please let me know what you think.
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