volume 36, issue 2, P67-78 2012
DOI: 10.1177/030857591203600207
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Abstract: Intercountry adoption (ICA) began after World War II, but opinions differ regarding how the practice has been described and classified in the literature. Alexandra Young examines how various researchers have interpreted its history and proposes a new analysis of the phases in its development. The beginning of ICA was strongly influenced by humanitarian ideals and a desire to help children dislocated by war and natural disasters. During the next period, the motivation changed and it became a solution that sati…

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