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Adopting for God: The Mission to Change America through Transnational Adoption

Soojin Chung


Adopting for God focuses on the role of adoption evangelists in the transnational adoption movement between the United States and East Asia. It argues that both evangelical and ecumenical Christians challenged Americans to redefine traditional familial values and rethink race matters. Evangelical social awareness, ecumenical missionaries’ active anti-racist propaganda, and the latter’s increasing interest in global friendship all contributed to the inauguration and spread of transnational adoptions from East Asia. By challenging the perspective that equates missionary humanitarianism with unmi ... More

Keywords: transnational adoption, Amerasian, mixed race, Christian humanitarianism, evangelical social conscience, global friendship, Christian internationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479808847
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479808847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Soojin Chung, author
Azusa Pacific University