Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption” as Want to Read:
Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  1 Review
In Somebody's Children, Laura Briggs examines the social and cultural forces—poverty, racism, economic inequality, and political violence—that have shaped transracial and transnational adoption in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. Focusing particularly on the experiences of those who have lost their ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 7th 2012 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Somebody's Children, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Somebody's Children

An-Ya and Her Diary by Diane René ChristianAre Those Kids Yours? by Cheri RegisterMy Fathers' Daughter by Hannah PoolAn-Ya and Her Diary by Diane René ChristianTwenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
transracial adoption
8th out of 33 books — 27 voters
Ghost of Sangju by Soojung JoAwakening East by Johanna GartonThe Orphans of Shao by Pang JiaomingDifferent Racisms by Matthew SalessesA Heart for Freedom by Chai Ling
International adoption
14th out of 21 books — 2 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 123)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Megan
Apr 22, 2016 Megan rated it really liked it
Briggs explores the history of taking children from women through societal or political force: various ideations of black women, Native American women, political targets in Guatemala, immigrants to the US. An interesting exploration of how we in the US see adoption, the women whose children are adopted or put into foster care, and the children who are adopted.
Abraham Seda
Abraham Seda marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2016
Ariel Goldblatt
Ariel Goldblatt marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2016
vienna
vienna marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2016
Hannah Schmidt
Hannah Schmidt rated it really liked it
Mar 17, 2016
Michael Moore
Michael Moore is currently reading it
Feb 29, 2016
Maryel
Maryel marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2016
Anna
Anna marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2016
Aurora
Aurora marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
Tyler Greenhill
Tyler Greenhill rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2016
Stella
Stella marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2016
Moriah
Moriah added it
Dec 29, 2015
Sophie Glassford
Sophie Glassford rated it really liked it
Dec 25, 2015
Hayley Schmolze
Hayley Schmolze marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2015
Guoqian Li
Guoqian Li rated it liked it
Dec 08, 2015
Josh
Josh rated it really liked it
Oct 18, 2015
Sara
Sara rated it it was amazing
Apr 22, 2016
Dan Yell
Dan Yell rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2015
Bridget Bernard
Bridget Bernard rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2015
Sarah
Sarah rated it it was amazing
Aug 07, 2015
Sarah Newhouse
Sarah Newhouse marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2015
Leah
Leah marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2015
Emily
Emily marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2015
Laura
Laura added it
Jul 08, 2015
Margie
Margie marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2015
Allison
Allison rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2015
A.R.
A.R. marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2015
Tori
Tori marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2015
Aphroditis
Aphroditis marked it as to-read
May 30, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Laura Briggs is the Chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
More about Laura Briggs...

Share This Book