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A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Kori Graves


African Americans played pivotal roles in the adoptions of Korean black children in the first two decades following the Korean War. Beginning with the efforts of black soldiers who devised short-term and long-term strategies to aid Korean children displaced or orphaned by the war, African Americans developed a race-conscious approach to their rescue of Korean black children. However, the families that adopted and the families that attempted to adopt Korean black children faced challenges because racial inequality influenced both US and transnational adoption policies. The child welfare profess ... More

Keywords: transnational adoption, Cold War civil rights, transracial adoption, race, family, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479872329
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kori Graves, author
University at Albany, SUNY