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Author: Kathryn Joyce
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
When Jessie Hawkins’ adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn’t, at first, know what to think. She’d wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she’d done something wrong. Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a “win-win” compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars: a test of “pro-life” bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the “Great Commission” mandate to evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new “orphan theology,” urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these “orphans” may already have. Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly-supported “crisis pregnancy centers,” which convince women not just to “choose life,” but to choose adoption. Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the “supply” of adoptable children, recruiting “orphans” from intact but vulnerable families. The Child Catchers is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command. Anyone who seeks to adopt—of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning—is affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process. In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see more clearly.
2 (2011): 12. 9. E. J. Graff, “The Lie We Love,” Foreign Policy, Nov.–Dec. 2008,
http:// www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4508&print=1. 10. Kathryn
Joyce, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption
Author: Arissa H. Oh
Publisher: Stanford University Press
To Save the Children of Korea is the first book about the origins and history of international adoption. Although it has become a commonplace practice in the United States, we know very little about how or why it began, or how or why it developed into the practice that we see today. Arissa Oh argues that international adoption began in the aftermath of the Korean War. First established as an emergency measure through which to evacuate mixed-race "GI babies," it became a mechanism through which the Korean government exported its unwanted children: the poor, the disabled, or those lacking Korean fathers. Focusing on the legal, social, and political systems at work, this book shows how the growth of Korean adoption from the 1950s to the 1980s occurred within the context of the neocolonial U.S.-Korea relationship, and was facilitated by crucial congruencies in American and Korean racial thought, government policies, and nationalisms. It also argues that the international adoption industry played an important but unappreciated part in the so-called Korean "economic miracle." Korean adoption served as a kind of template as international adoption began, in the late 1960s, to expand to new sending and receiving countries. Ultimately, Oh demonstrates that although Korea was not the first place that Americans adopted from internationally, it was the place where organized, systematic international adoption was born.
How cruel to offer the child a fleeting taste of this only for it to be quickly and
repeatedly removed? ... Voluntourism contributes to a higher risk of physical and
sexual abuse, especially with younger children. ... See Joyce, Child Catchers,
Author: Mick Pease
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For too long, the world’s lonely and vulnerable children have been forgotten and ignored. Millions of children are abandoned for a life on the streets or live with unsafe families or in soulless institutions. Now the tide is turning. Pioneers like Mick Pease and his remarkable charity SFAC lead a global movement for change. This insightful and uplifting book takes us on a journey that spans three decades and five continents. We meet judges and social workers, missionaries and aid workers, the children and families themselves. Mick asks tough questions, such as: Would you want your children in a safe family or in an institution? Would you want them to belong to something or to someone? He offers proven solutions for children separated from their families in widely different societies, from the hills of Myanmar to the sprawling cities of Brazil. SFAC supports measures to keep children in their families and communities or to find safe alternatives where this is not possible. The key is always the best interests of the child. It is an extraordinary journey from the Yorkshire coalfields to advocacy and influence in the corridors of power. It offers practical wisdom and a hope for the future.
See, e.g., Kathryn Joyce, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New
Gospel of Adoption (Public Affairs, 2013). 2. See David M. Smolin, “Of Orphans
and Adoption, Parents and the Poor, Exploitation and Rescue: A Scriptural and ...
Author: Robert L. Ballard
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Meaningful discussion about intercountry adoption (the adoption of a child from one country by a family from another country) necessitates an understanding of a complex range of issues. These issues intersect at multiple levels and processes, span geographic and political boundaries, and emerge from radically different cultural beliefs and systems. The result is a myriad of benefits and costs that are both global and deeply personal in scope. This edited volume introduces this complexity an ...
The money is not legally exchanged to pay for the adopted children themselves.
Rather, it is paid as fees to the people and organizations ... adoption protocols to
prevent corruption. Author Kathryn Joyce writes in her book The Child Catchers:.
Author: Rebecca Felix
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This title examines how international adoption affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to improve international adoption policies and regulations, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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and slowly convinced me that there was no such thing as Child Catchers and that
Author: Geof McMoody
Two murders are the start of the journey to discover the secret of a Pharaoh's treasure.
Author: United Nations. Economic and Social CouncilPublish On: 1983
The witness testified that more than 500 children each week were changing
hands for money at Bangkok railway station alone, from professional "child- catchers" who exploited poverty in the rural areas. 97/ The Thai Government
Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Council
She may be playing with a particular child who has been recognized as in need
of a little extra support and may want to ... A group of children are playing their
own imaginative game in which some children are monster-catchers, some are ...
Author: Theresa Casey
Using tried-and-tested approaches, this book illustrates how to help all young chilren feel included and have an opportunity to engage in meaningful play.
The creative arts center began with each child getting a chance to paint. Later, I
remember. we purchased xii>i catchers for the children to paint and take home.
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Author: Carolyn M. Lawrence
Publisher: R&L Education
Describes how teachers can put their focus back on children's needs instead of test scores and provide mentoring to children who need the extra help.