This book has explored a crucial aspect of the transnational adoption process: the moment of recognition and reaffirmation of ties between children and their birth families. It has shown how transnational adoptees who return to South Korea are given the means—by both adoptive and birth countries—to create relatedness with their birth families; this relatedness is made possible by globalization. This concluding chapter ties together the themes laid out throughout the book and broadens the scope of the study beyond the South Korean side of transnational adoption as it relates to kinship and media. It considers other scholarly works that focus on other countries and common themes such as the globalization of kinship, the politics of reproduction, and the idea of return—in the hope of inspiring further research on transnational adoption in birth countries.
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