Ethics and the Socio-political Context of International Adoption: Speaking from the Eye of the Storm
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Social Welfare 6 (4):318-332 (2012)
Contemporary discourses surrounding adoption have a normative tone and are critical of the ways in which international adoption is power based and exploitative. These discourses have a significant influence on adoptive parents, structuring their actions and opening the door for scrutiny of individual adopters' motives and ethics. As an internationally adoptive parent, I reflect, in this article, on my experience and use it as a vantage point from which to consider alternative perspectives on the ethical debates in the extant adoption literature. The insights gained from my experience can inform adoption practices and the development of more nuanced, less polarized perspectives on the ethics of international adoption and inspire new avenues of research that explore the ways in which adoptive parents navigate their socio-political contexts in ways that are ethically sensitive and workable for them
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Bronwyn Davies (2000). A Body of Writing, 1990-1999. Altamira Press.
Jane Flax (1992). The End of Innocence. In Judith Butler & Joan Wallach Scott (eds.), Feminists Theorize the Political. Routledge. 445--63.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Janet Shapiro (2012). Ethically Informed Practice with Families Formed Via International Adoption: Linking Care Ethics with Narrative Approaches to Social Welfare Practice. Ethics and Social Welfare 6 (4):333-350.
Sarah-Vaughan Brakman (2003). Open Adoption and the Ethics of Disclosure to Children. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (1):61-67.
Virginia Bodolica, Michel Magnan & Martin Spraggon (2007). Merger and Acquisition Related Determinants of Executive Compensation Arrangements' Adoption. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 3 (4):407-429.
L. Anne Babb (1999). Ethics in American Adoption. Bergin & Garvey.
Sarah Jones (2010). The Ethics of Intercountry Adoption: Why It Matters to Healthcare Providers and Bioethicists. Bioethics 24 (7):358-364.
Terry Murphy, An Ethical Assessment of Intercountry *Adoption: Romania to the United States, 1990--2003.
Katrien de Graeve (2010). The Limits of Intimate Citizenship: Reproduction of Difference in Flemish-Ethiopian 'Adoption Cultures'. Bioethics 24 (7):365-372.
Kevin McGovern (2010). Adoption Is Better Than Abortion. Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 16 (1):4.
Yi-Hui Ho (2011). Determinants of Green Practice Adoption for Logistics Companies in China. Journal of Business Ethics 98 (1):67 - 83.
Elizabeth McKeown (1997). Adopting Sources: A Response to Stephen Post. Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (1):169 - 175.
Stephen G. Post (1997). Adoption Theologically Considered. Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (1):149 - 168.
Heather E. McNairn & Bruce Mitchell (1992). Locus of Control and Farmer Orientation: Effects on Conservation Adoption. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 5 (1):87-101.
Added to index2011-09-28
Total downloads6 ( #188,945 of 1,096,253 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #218,857 of 1,096,253 )
How can I increase my downloads?