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Monroy, "Adopting the China route," 2004

USC thesis in Children.
August 24, 2009

Tiffany Monroy, M.A.

Abstract (Summary)
In 1992 China created and implemented the country's first adoption law allowing foreigners to adopt Chinese orphans. Since then, China has emerged as a popular country from which American parents adopt children. Between 1995 and 1996, then again in 2000 to 2003 the highest number of international adoptions by American parents was from China.

Through interviews with adoption specialists, parents and one child, this documentary addresses why some parents choose international adoption from China over other options, how families tackle the concept of adoption and how they integrate Chinese culture into their lives.

Advisor: Noble, Kenneth