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Adoption and Mothering
October 2012

Adoption and Mothering

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October 2012
240 pages $24.95
978-0-9866671-5-2

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Frances Latchford

One
Denial of Self: Birth Mothers, Non-disclosure Adoption Laws, and the Silence of Others
Karen March

Two
Good Mothers, Bad Mothers, Not-Mothers: Privilege, Race and Gender and the Invention of the Birthmother
Nicole Pietsch

Three
A Birthmother’s Identity: [M]other Living on the Border of (Non)Motherhood
Katherine Sieger

Four
The Birthmother Dilemma: Resisting Feminist Exclusions in the Study of Adoption
Kate Livingston

Five
Reckless Abandon: The Politics of Victimization and Agency in Birthmother Narratives
Frances Latchford

Six
Re-Thinking Motherhood and Kinship in International Adoption
Sarah Wall

Seven
Mothering Chineseness: Celebrating Ethnicity with White American Mothers of Children Adopted from China
Amy E. Traver

Eight
Narrating Multiculturalism in Asian Adoption Fiction
Jenny Wills

Nine
Adoptive Mothering: A Transracial Adoptee’s Viewpoint
Judith Martin and Gail Trimberger  

Ten
Are You My Mother? How Transracial Adoption Provides Insight into Who Can be a Mother and Who Can be Mothered
Elisha Marr

Eleven
Knowing You Made a Difference: Mothering Adopted Children with Hidden Disabilities
Alice Home

Twelve
Lesbian Adoption: Transcending the Boundaries of Motherhood
April Sharkey

Thirteen
Culture, Law and Language: Adversarial Motherhood in Adoption
Richard Uhrlaub and Nikki McCaslin

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