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Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Catherine Ceniza Choy


In the last fifty years, transnational adoption—specifically, the adoption of Asian children—has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. This book unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States. Beginning with the post-World War II presence of the US military in Asia, it reveals how mixed-race children born of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women and US ser ... More

Keywords: transnational adoption, Asian children, Asian international adoption, mixed-race children, adoptive children, family formation, economic imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814717226
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Ceniza Choy, author