International Adoptions: Integrating Chinese Children into European Families
The reasons and causes for international adoptions, and their forming part of families, where multiculturalism is often vocational, and perhaps even a necessity, in turn form part of a process of increasing globalization and new multicultural reality of western society. The phenomenon of international adoptions poses new questions concerning the transcultural influences on our society, evermore globalized and multicultural. The data presented was collected by means of observation and interviews with families who adopted young girls originally from China. A case study was also realized in which the family’s genuine intention was put to the test as serious problems regarding their new Chinese daughter came to light, and which had to be dealt with during the adoption process.
Keywords: Multiculturalism, International Adoptions, Chinese Adopted Childrens
Dr. Eduardo Rubio-Ardanaz
Professor, Social Psychology Department, University of Basque Country
Dr. Xiao Fang
Director, Centro de Estudios Chinos Lu Xun - Bilbao, Centro de Estudios Chinos Lu Xun