Korean International Adoption Resources

The list below includes sources from a variety of academic fields. This list was adapted from: McKee, Kimberly. (2014) “Korean Adoption Studies Bibliography” in Adoption and Culture Vol. 4 (Spring) pp. 177-183.

Anchisi, Lidia. “One, No One, and a Hundred Thousand: On Being a Korean Woman Adopted by European Parents.” The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy through Race, Class, and Gender. Ed. Michele Tracy Berger and Kathleen Guidroz. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 290–99. Print.

Baden, Amanda L., and Robbie J. Steward. “A Framework for Use with Racially and Culturally Integrated Families: The Cultural-Racial Identity Model as Applied to Transracial Adoption.” Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless 9.4 (2000): 309–37. Print.

Baden, Amanda L., Lisa M. Treweeke, and Muninder K. Ahluwalia. “Reclaiming Culture: Reculturation of Transracial and International Adoptees.” Journal of Counseling and Development 90.4 (2012): 387–99. Print.

Bai, Tai Soon. “Adoptive Parents’ Attitudes toward Adoption and Domestic Adoption Development in Korea: Adoptees’ Specific Needs for Origin.” Asian Social Work and Policy Review 6.2 (2012): 136–61. Print.

Bergquist, Kathleen Ja Sook. “Operation Babylift or Babyabduction?: Implications of the Hague Convention on the Humanitarian Evacuation and ‘Rescue’ of Children.” International Social Work 52.5 (2009): 621–33. Print.

Bergquist, Kathleen Ja Sook, et al., eds. International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-year History of Policy and Practice. New York: Haworth, 2007. Print.

Brian, Kristi. Reframing Transracial Adoption: Adopted Koreans, White Parents, and the Politics of Kinship. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2012. Print.

Choy, Catherine Ceniza. Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America. New York: New York UP, 2013. Print.

—. “Institutionalizing International Adoption: The Historical Origins of Korean Adoption in the United States.” International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-Year History of Policy and Practice. Ed. Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, et al. Binghamton: Haworth, 2007. 25–42. Print.

—. “Race at the Center: The History of American Cold War Asian Adoption.” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 16.3 (2009): 1–20. Print.

—. “Transformative Terrains: Korean American Adoptees and the Social Constructions of an American Childhood.” The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Caroline Field Levander and Carol J. Singley. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2003. 262–79. Print.

Docan-Morgan, Sara. “‘They Don’t Know What It’s like to Be in My Shoes’: Topic Avoidance about Race in Transracially Adoptive Families.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 28.3 (2011): 336–55. Print.

Dorow, Sara K. Transnational Adoption: A Cultural Economy of Race, Gender, and Kinship. New York: New York UP, 2006. Print.

Eng, David L. The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy. Durham: Duke UP, 2010. Print.

Freundlich, Madelyn, and Joy Kim Lieberthal. The Gathering of the First Generation of Adult Korean Adoptees: Adoptees’ Perceptions of International Adoption. 9–12 Sept. 1999. International Gathering of Korean Adoptees, Washington D. C. New York: Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2000. Print.

Grice, Helena. “Transracial Adoption Narratives: Prospects and Perspectives.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 5.2 (2005): 124–48. Print.

Higgins, Christina, and Kim Stoker. “Language Learning as a Site for Belonging: A Narrative Analysis of Korean Adoptee-returnees.” International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 14.4 (2011): 399–412. Print.

Hübinette, Tobias. “Adopted Koreans and the Development of Identity in the ‘Third Space’.” Adoption and Fostering 28.1 (2004): 16–24. Print.

—. Comforting an Orphaned Nation: Representations of International Adoption and Adopted Koreans in Korean Popular Culture. Seoul: Jimoondang, 2006. Rpt. as The Korean Adoption Issue between Modernity and Coloniality: Transnational Adoption and Overseas Adoptees in Korean Popular Culture. Sarrbrücken: Lambert Academic, 2009. Print.

—. Disembedded and Free-Floating Bodies Out of Place and Out of Control: Examining the Borderline Existence of Adopted Koreans.” Adoption & Culture 1 (2007): 129–62. Print.

—. “From Orphan Trains to Babylifts: Colonial Trafficking, Empire Building, and Social Engineering.” Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. Ed. Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Sudbury, and Sun Yung Shin. Cambridge: South End, 2006. 139–49. Print.

—. “The Orphaned Nation: Korea Imagined as an Overseas Adopted Child in Clon’s Abandoned Child and Park Kwang-su’s Berlin Report.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 6.2 (2005): 227–44. Print.

Jerng, Mark C. Claiming Others: Transracial Adoption and National Belonging. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2010. Print.

Kendall, Laurel. “Birth Mothers and Imaginary Lives.” Cultures of Transnational Adoption. Ed. Toby Alice Volkman. Durham: Duke UP, 2005. 162–81. Print.

Kim, Chin, and Timothy G. Carroll. “Intercountry Adoption of South Korean Orphans: A Lawyer’s Guide.” Journal of Family Law 14.2 (1975): 223–53. Print.

Kim, Eleana J. Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging. Durham: Duke UP, 2010. Print.

—. “Human Capital: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Neoliberal Logic of Return.” Journal of Korean Studies 17.2 (2012): 299–327. Print.

—. “Korean Adoptee Auto-Ethnography: Refashioning Self, Family, and Finding Community.” Visual Anthropology Review 16.1 (Spring-Summer 2000): 43–70. Print.

—. The Origins of Korean Adoption: Cold War Geopolitics and Intimate Diplomacy. Working Paper Series (WP 09-09). U. S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins. 2009. Web. 24 Aug. 2012.

—. “Wedding Citizenship and Culture: Korean Adoptees and the Global Family of Korea.” Social Text 21.1 (2003): 57–81. Print.

Kim, Jae Ran. “Scattered Seeds.” Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. Ed. Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, and Sun Yung Shin. Cambridge: South End, 2006. 151–62. Print.

Kim, Oh Myo, Reed Reichwald, and Richard Lee. “Cultural Socialization in Families With Adopted Korean Adolescents: A Mixed-Method, Multi-informant Study.” Journal of Adolescent Research 28.1 (2013): 69–95. Print.

Kwon Dobbs, Jennifer. “Korea to Haiti: Lessons in Overseas Adoption Corruption.” Conducive Magazine. 10 Mar. 2010. Web. 24 Aug. 2012.

Kwon Dobbs, Jennifer, Caitlin Kee, and Kristin R. Pak. “Deporting Adult Adoptees.” Foreign Policy in Focus. Institute for Policy Studies, 4 July 2012. Web. 22 Jan. 2014.

Lee, Richard M. “The Transracial Adoption Paradox: History, Research, and Counseling Implications of Cultural Socialization.” The Counseling Psychologist 31.6 (2003): 711–44. Print.

Lee, Richard M., Hyung Chol Yoo, and Sara Roberts. “The Coming of Age of Korean Adoptees: Ethnic Identity Development and Psychological Adjustment.” Korean-Americans: Past, Present, and Future. Ed. Ilpyong J. Kim. Elizabeth, NJ: Hollym International, 2004. 203–24. Print.

Lee, Richard M., et al. “The Behavioral Development of Korean Children in Institutional Care and International Adoptive Families.” International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, and Consultation 1.1 (2011): 3–18. Print.

Lo, B. K. “Korean Psych 101.” Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. Ed. Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Sudbury, and Sun Yung Shin. Cambridge: South End, 2006. 167–76. Print.

McGinnis, Hollee, et al. Beyond Culture Camp: Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption. New York: Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 9 Nov. 2009. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.

Meier, Dani I. “Cultural Identity and Place in Adult Korean-American Intercountry Adoptees.” Adoption Quarterly 3.1 (1999): 15–48. Print.

Oh, Arissa H. “From War Waif to Ideal Immigrant: The Cold War Transformation of the Korean Orphan.” Journal of American Ethnic History 31.4 (2012): 34–55. Print.

—. “A New Kind of Missionary Work: Christians, Christian Americanists, and the Adoption of Korean GI Babies, 1955–1961.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 33.3/4 (2005): 161–88. Print.

Palmer, John D. The Dance of Identities: Korean Adoptees and Their Journey toward Empowerment. Honolulu: U of Hawai’i P, 2011. Print.

Park Nelson, Kim. “Korean Looks, American Eyes: Korean American Adoptees, Race, Culture and Nation.” Diss. U of Minnesota, 2009. Print.

—. ““Loss Is More Than Sadness”: Reading Dissent in Transracial Adoption Melodrama in The Language of Blood and First Person Plural.” Adoption and Culture 1.1 (2007): 101–28. Print.

—. “Shopping for Children.” Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. Ed. Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Sudbury, and Sun Yung Shin. Cambridge: South End, 2006. 89–104. Print.

Pate, SooJin. “Genealogies of Korean Adoption: American Empire, Militarization, and Yellow Desire.” Diss. U of Minnesota, 2010. Print.

Prebin, Elise. Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption. New York: New York UP, 2013. Print.

Sarri, Rosemary C., Yenoak Baik, and Marti Bombyk. “Goal Displacement and Dependency in South Korean-United States Intercountry Adoption.” Children and Youth Services Review 20.1–2 (1998): 87–114. Print.

Shiao, Jiannbin Lee, and Mia H. Tuan. “Korean Adoptees and the Social Context of Ethnic Exploration.” American Journal of Sociology 113.4 (2008): 1023–66. Print.

Song, Sueyoung, and Richard Lee. “The Past and Present Cultural Experiences of Adopted Korean American Adults.” Adoption Quarterly 12.1 (2009): 19–36. Print.

Tuan, Mia, and Jiannbin Lee Shiao. Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race: Korean Adoptees in America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011. Print.

Wickes, Kevin L., and John R. Slate. “Transracial Adoption of Koreans: A Preliminary Study of Adjustment.” International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling 19 (1996): 187–95. Print.

Woo, Susie. “A New American Comes ‘Home’: Race, Nation, and the Immigration of Korean War Adoptees, ‘GI Babies,’ and Brides.” Diss. Yale U, 2010.

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