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ERIC Number: EJ670226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1092-6755
If I Give You My Child, Aren't We Family? A Study of Birthmothers Participating in Marshall Island-U.S. Adoptions.
Roby, Jini L.; Matsumura, Stephanie
Adoption Quarterly, v5 n4 p7-31 2002
Birthmothers in the Republic of Marshall Islands were studied to explore influences leading to the decision to relinquish their child for international adoption. Findings reflect an environment of extreme poverty and lack of resources, breakdown of traditional family support systems, and the exploitation of the cultural understanding of adoptions, with over 80 percent of mothers believing at time of adoption that their child would eventually be returned to them. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Marshall Islands