May 8, 2014

ISS-USA featured in new book about history of international adoption

In Catherine Ceniza Choy’s book, Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America, she provides a detailed look at the history of international adoptions from Asia to the U.S. over the past 50 years. Choy used the ISS-USA Archive as a key source for much of her research. Her book highlights the involvement in these adoptions of the ISS Federation, and ISS-USA in particular. Elena Kim states in her review of the book, “Choy’s analysis of the ISS-USA archive is organized around a notion of ‘global family making,’ which she defines as ‘a process involving the decisions made and actions taken by people who create and sustain a family by consciously crossing national and often racial borders.’

Read a full review of the book.

Learn more about the ISS-USA Archives.

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