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The Perspectives of African Immigrants in Sweden on Intercountry Child Adoption
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The views of minority groups who speak on behalf of adopted children in Western countries like Sweden have relevance with regards to enriching the international adoption discourse; and to inform adoption policies in both sending and receiving countries. This study aimed at seeking the views of African immigrants in Sweden on intercountry adoption with the objective of bringing out the meanings they create on the major themes involved to enrich the international adoption debate and to inform policy formation. In all, twenty (20) participants who were grouped into Six (6) focus groups participated. There were mixed opinions on various themes involved. Some of their perspectives were consistent with previous political discourses on adoptions and others were not. These were discussed in the analysis accordingly. Contrary to international conventions, participants showed much relevance to intercountry adoption as against incountry adoption. However, there were predominant views in support of child adoption that is well regulated.

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2010. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Intercountry Adoption, Perspectives, African Immigrants, Sweden, Adoption, Best Interest of the Child, Focus Group, Determinants of Adoption, Celebrity Adoption, Incountry adoption, Racism and Discrimination, Matching, Transracial Adoption, Children's Right, Age, Child, Adult, Best interest for the child, Culture, Roots, Alternatives, Effective Systems, Africa, International
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60528ISRN: n/aOAI: diva2:357284
2010-05-18, Lethe, Campus Valla, Linköping University, T-Building, 15:15 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-10-18 Created: 2010-10-16 Last updated: 2010-10-18Bibliographically approved

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