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Adoption in India
Policies and Experiences


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© 2005 | 283 pages | SAGE India
This book researches child adoption in India and challenges prevalent theories of adoption. It is the only book of its kind to lend a voice to adopted children and shares the narratives of many families in their experiences of adoption. It also recounts the personal story of the author as an adoptive parent.

The first part of the book deals with the macro issues of child adoption, while the second provides a micro-level analysis of individual families. The socio-political and socio-cultural contexts within which adoptions occur are also analyzed.

 
PART ONE: ADOPTION POLICIES AND MACRO CONCERNS
 
Introduction
 
Theoretical Paradigms and Research Findings
 
Adoption and the Indian Socio-Political Context
 
Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Adoption in India
 
PART TWO: MICRO ISSUES: EXPERIENCES OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN
 
Researching Adoption
The Cultural Reality  
 
Alternative Parenting
 
Construction of the Self in an Adopted Child
 
Family Interactions and Self-Evaluations

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Vinita Bhargava

Vinita Bhargava, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She is also Member, Adoption Recommendation Committee, Central Adoption Resource Agency, Government of NCT of Delhi. Together with undertaking research projects, she teaches courses in child development, research methods, early childhood care and education, and child welfare. Prior to joining Lady Irwin College in 1986, she worked with the Social Work and Research Centre, Tilonia (1979–82) and the Institute of Social Studies Trust (1982–84). Dr. Bhargava has worked with various agencies... More About Author

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