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Title: A comparison of international adoptions of children from the Republic of Marshall Islands in the United States with adoptions of children from China and The Russian Federation 
Author: Urbanc, Klemen
Date: 2007
Abstract: All societies regulate child adoptions. Traditionally, societies have regulated adoptions informally. However, advanced societies do it formally. There are several reasons for that. One of the most important ones is that child welfare became increasingly important and regulated in advanced societies and consequently, assuring welfare of adopted children became one such area regulation. However, there is a question whether such regulation adequately provides for welfare of all adopted children. Here, delivery of such welfare in the international adoption context specifically will be examined. This thesis will describe and compare international adoption situation of a newly emerging Pacific island state, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), with older states of Russia and China, both active in the international child adoptions. Specifically, the thesis will be concerned with the fact that materialization of large scale international adoptions in these countries emerged as a consequence of entirely different social, conditions in Russia and China on one side and the RMl on the other. However, it appears that such adoptions received similar treatment !n the United States courts and therefore, the reasons for that will be explored.
Description: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-106). iv, 106 leaves, bound 29 cm
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20897
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.

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