Historically, much of the academic collection of research in the intercountry adoption arena has been driven and led by professionals with little understanding of what it’s like to live the experience.

This page is dedicated to compiling intercountry adoption research led by intercountry adoptee academics who bring a different outlook and perspective to the knowledge of adoption.

Amanda Baden

Multiple publications
Delaying Adoption Disclosure – A Survey of Late Discovery Adoptees

Bert Ballard

Multiple publications

Faith Beacham

American Illegal Adoptions

Gabbie Beckley

Human Rights & Social Justice in Intercountry Adoption

Teresa Alton Borgelin

Who I Am and Who You See (Bolivian adoptee exploring Identity via Art and Jewellery Design)

Kathryn R Bost

What are you? Understanding Communication Patterns of Multiracial Identity

Christof Bex / Atamhi Cawayu

Comparison between Transnational Adoptees and Unaccompanied Minors
Global families, global inequalities. The politics of child relinquishment, search and reunion in transnational adoption
From Primal to Colonial Wound: Bolivian adoptees reclaiming the narrative of healing 
Searching for Restoration: An Ethnographic study of transnational adoption from Bolivia (PhD Thesis) ***NEW***

Susan Branco (nee Alvardo)

Multiple plublications
Navigating both and understanding the complex needs of Latino/a adoptees.
Carrying the burden: Counselors of Color experiences with client microaggressions in counselling.
The Colombian Adoption House: A Case Study
Out of the Fog and into Consciousness: A model of Adoptee Awareness
False Narratives: Illicit Practices in Colombian Transnational Adoption
Liberating our Ancestors, Finding Ourselves: Colombian Transnational Adoptee First Family Reunion Experiences

Andrea Peláez Castro

Adoptar en España: Evaluaciõn y Apoyo para Prevenir la Ruptura (Adoption in Spain: Evaluation and Support to Prevent Rupture/Breakdown)

Daniel Cidrelius

Tourism’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Adoption Practice by D Cidrelius

Chandra Kala Clemente-Martínez

Special Issue: Irregularities in Transnational Adoptions and Child Appropriations: Challenges for Reparation Practices

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter

Identity Journey’s: Life Stories of Women Adopted Transnationally as Children
Out of the Fog and into Consciousness: A model of Adoptee Awareness

Andre-Anne Cote

Chinese Identity and Nationalism through Chinese adoption and immigration in Canada
Comparison of Intercountry Child Adoption in South Korea and China Population, Welfare and Soft Power
Giving Answers to the Hidden Children in Canada: Causes of International Adoption in China

Farnad Darnell

Adoption Identity

Max de Blank

Rethinking Adoptee Politics in the Netherlands: A Queer of Colour Critique

Peter Dodds

The Parallels between Intercountry Adoption & Slavery
Problems of Intercountry Adoption

Daniel Drennan

(aka Daniel Ibn Zayd)
Multiple publications

Jessica J Fry

Asian American Transracial Adoptees: Identity Development in College

Ian Anand Forber-Pratt

A review of the literature on Deinstitutionalisation and Child Protection Reform in South Asia

Karin J Garber

“You were adopted?!”: An Exploratory Analysis of Microaggressions experienced by Adolescent Adopted Individuals

Janeice A Garrard

Attachment and Identity in Higher Education: Lived Experiences of Korean Adoptees

Dominic Golding

Being White: Art, Writing & Performance Making by Vietnamese and Korean Transnational Adoptees

Elizabeth Goode

It’s a Complicated Thing: A biographical-narrative exploration of the experiences and identities of adult intercountry adoptees in Australia

Amandine Gray

The Political Mobilisation of Transnational or Transracial Adoptees: From Peer Support to Advocacy (franska)

Ryan Gustafsson

Theorizing Korean transracial adoptee experiences: Ambiguity, substitutability, and racial embodiment

Zoë Haakenstad

Becoming Asian in America: Asian American Adoptees and Challenging Identity in the White Family

Boonyoung Han

A Study on Human Rights Protection Measures Through Fact Finding Surveys on the Human Rights Situation of Transnational Adoptees (in Korean)

Kelly Hancox

Adoptees Revisiting China

Nicholas D Hartlep

Multiple publications
Balansera två världar: Stödja transracialt adopterade asiatiska/amerikanska studenter på universitetsområdet
Unboxing Asian American Transracial Adoptee Collegian Identities

HeeRa Heaser

Korean Australian Adoptee Diasporas

Maya Xian Hewitt

A Quiet Migration: the Acculturation of British Chinese Adoptees in the United Kingdom

Marijane Huang

International and Transracial Adoptees: Experiences of Racism and Racial Discrimination and Personal Coping Styles

Tobias Hubinette

Multiple publications
From Orphan Trains to Babylifts: Colonial Trafficking, Empire Building, and Social Engineering
Comforting an Orphaned Nation: Representations of International Adoption and Adopted Koreans in Korean Popular Culture
The International adoptees of Sweden and the theory of Multiple Burdens

Lianna Johnstone

Where do I belong? An in-depth look at how adoption affects identity formation in Chinese American adoptees

Jennifer Jue-Steuck

Reflections on Being and Becoming an Adult Transnational Adoptee in the USA

Eleana Kim

Producing missing Persons

JaeRan Kim

Multiple publications
ICAR6 Presentation on Intercountry Adoption Displacement 
Korean Adoptees as Parents: Intergenerationality of Ethnic, Racial, and Adoption Socialisation
The Inclusive Family Support Model: Facilitating Openness for
Post-Adoptive Families

“Forever family is like a manufactured Hallmark idea”: Adoption discontinuity experiences of intercountry adoptees
Out of the Fog and into Consciousness: A model of Adoptee Awareness

Oh Myo Kim

Multiple publications

Gabrielle Guiying Kuhn

A Survey of National Identity in Transracial & Transnational Chinese Adoptees

Nicolette Lecy

Ethno-racial Identity Development Factors of Chinese American Adoptees

Hélène Laffitte

Racines Coréennes: première association de personnes adoptées d’origine étrangère en France (1995). Histoire collective et mémoires individuelles. (History of the Organization of transnational adoptees in France from 1980s to today).

Hollee McGinnis

Expanding the concept of birthparent loss to orphans: Exploratory findings from adolescents in institutional care in South Korea

Kimberly McKee

Multiple publications

Kit Myers

Multiple publications

Kim Park Nelson

Multiple publications

Grace Newton

The Trauma and Healing of Consciousness (Group Trauma for Adoptees)
Out of the Fog and into Consciousness: A model of Adoptee Awareness

Patrick Noordoven

Human Rights Under Pressure: The Removal of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child from the European Union’s Acquis Communautaire
Dubbel subsidiaritetsprincip och rätten till identitet
Intercountry Adoption and the Right to Identity: The Application of the Subsidiarity Principle in Brazil

Rosemarie Pena 

(scroll down the page to find her name)
Contextualising the Black German American Adoptee Experience
From Both Sides of the Atlantic: Black German Adoptee Searches in William Gage’s Geborener Deutscher (Born German)

Alessia Petrolito

Black But Italian, Not Just Black, More than Italian

Christopher Nguyen Pheneger

The Language of Race: A Qualitative Study on the Racial Identity Development of Transracial Asian American Adoptees

Julien Pierron

Donnees Socio-Familiales de l'Adoption Internationale en France av J PierronBeskrivande studie utförd från de första 800 register över adopterade barn mellan länder till Frankrike som sågs vid Overseas Adoption Consultation Monléon JV Doctor CHU Dijon

Eden Robertson

Rester av adoption: Avvisningskänslighet, anknytning och intimitetsproblem för vuxna

Jini Roby

Mänskliga rättigheter, politik och adoption mellan länder: En undersökning av två sändande länder
Olaglig internationell adoption: Försäljning av barn eller människohandel?
Födelseföräldrar som offer för människohandel vid internationell adoption
Från retorik till bästa praxis: Barns rättigheter vid adoption mellan länder
Familjegruppskonferenser som en kulturellt anpassningsbar intervention: Reformering av internationell adoption i Guatemala
Mänskliga rättigheter vid adoption mellan länder: Barnen och familjerna i Kambodja och Marshallöarna
Adoptionsaktiviteter på Internet: En uppmaning till reglering
Förstå sändningslandets traditioner och policyer i internationella adoptioner: Undvik juridiska och kulturella fallgropar
Om jag ger dig mitt barn, är vi inte familj? En studie av födelsemödrar som deltar i Marshallöarna-USA-adoptioner
Möjligheten att adoptera inom familjen och inom landet på Marshallöarna
Öppenhet i internationella adoptioner: En studie av amerikanska föräldrar som adopterade barn från Marshallöarna
Social rättvisa och adoptioner mellan länder: Rollen för US Social Work Community

Mary Robinson

Leva ett parallellt liv - Memoirs and Research of a Transnational Korean Adoptee av M Robinson

Anna Sasson

Kulturell längtan och förlust: En konstbaserad undersökning av upplevelsen av kulturell identitet för
Female Adult Transracial Adoptees (ATRAs) och Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs)

Prema Suma

En autoetnografisk resa för adoption mellan länder av P Malhotra

Caryl Tagen-Dye

Maya America, specialnummer av Nästa generations Guatemala: Mellan två världar

Rachel Kim Tschida

Ogifta mödrar upplever begränsade reproduktiva val i Sydkorea

Karlijn Van Driel

Hem och tillhörighet bland kvinnliga kinesiska adopterade i Nederländerna

Jessica Walton

Mer än en koreansk adopterad
Stödja den interlandsadopterades intressen bortom barndomen
Koreanska adopterade och transnationell adoption: förkroppsligande och känslor
Förkroppsligande av flera jag: koreanska australiska adopterades erfarenheter av att vara och tillhöra
Att känna det: Förstå koreanska adopterades erfarenheter av förkroppsligad identitet
Asiatiska australiensares erfarenheter av rasism under covid-19-pandemin

Hilbrand Westra

Internationell adoption och kampen för mänskliga rättigheter

Emma Wexler

Invisible Immigrants: The Politics of Transnational/Racial Asian American Adoptees

Hannah Hyun White

Between Two Worlds: A Fenomenological Study of the Live Experiences of Asian American Transracial/Transnational Adoptees Engagement in Activism and Advocacy Work

Laura X Williams

Den saknade freden: erbjudanden från studiet av adoption, kultur och identitet

 Indigo villig

Multiple publications
Internationell adoption: privilegier, rättigheter och social rättvisa

Hannah Wing

Mikrofiktioner och mikroaggressioner: Rådgivares arbete med transracial adopterade i skolor
Från modellminoritet till rashot: kinesiska transracial adopterades erfarenhet av att navigera i covid-19-pandemin

Hilina Winkenweder

Etiopiska adopterades erfarenheter av anknytning efter adoption i Australien: En kvalitativ studie