The Kinning of the Transnationally Adopted Child in Contemporary Norway

In her study Signe Howell show the strong emotionality that accompanies the inability to become a mother biologically and the extreme joy experienced when adoption succeeds.

Publishers presentation

During the 1950s in Norway, motherhood became the manifestation of one's success as a woman, a status regarded as not only desirable, but also necessary for personal fulfilment. As a result, infertility was constructed as shameful, and attempts to compensate for it through adoption were shrouded in secrecy.

Tags: Motherhood, Adoption, Transnational adoption, Non-biological child, Pregnancy
Published Sep. 28, 2017 9:34 AM - Last modified Sep. 28, 2017 9:34 AM