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International AdoptionGlobal Inequalities and the Circulation of Children$
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Diana Marre and Laura Briggs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814791011

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.001.0001

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The Transnational Adoption of a Related Child in Québec, Canada

The Transnational Adoption of a Related Child in Québec, Canada

(p.119) Chapter 6 The Transnational Adoption of a Related Child in Québec, Canada
International Adoption

Chantal Collard

NYU Press

This chapter analyzes transnational adoptions of children by their relatives in Québec, where they represent a significant fraction of all international adoptions. Transnational family adoptions remain invisible in most European and American countries, even though approximately half of domestic adoptions and a significant proportion of fosterage relationships are also intrafamilial. Even more than the continuity of the child's origins and the addition of kin through multiple parenthood, the adoption of a related child is inscribed in a logic of family blending in which all of the elementary relations of kinship—filiation, genetics, and alliance—are drawn in and reshuffled. And although some sending countries prefer this type of adoption, which parallels and often accompanies international migration, national laws and international conventions are ill-equipped to deal with transnational family adoptions.

Keywords:   Québec, transnational family adoptions, fosterage relationships, multiple parenthood, family blending

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