34 / 2011
Ana M. Sobočan

Transnational Adoptions and Migration: Intersections and Challenges. The Slovenian Case


The paper addresses the topic of the situation of transnationally adopted children in their receiving country. Exploring the ways in which a person becomes a part of a national group and/or culture and drawing on research in the area of transnational adoptions and ethnicization, as well as possible coping strategies, I contend that there is much more to belonging than citizenship or legal kinship.

KEY WORDS: transnational adoptions, kinship, migrants, nationality, identity