Etic variations on fosterage and adoption

Anthropology Quarterly Vol/Iss. 54 Published In Pages: 134-145
By Payne-price, Arvilla C.


This study examines adoption and fostering among 35 cultures. The author presents distributions for the types of kin or non-kin who adopt and foster as well as the motives to give up or take in a child for adoption or fostering. Notably, paternal relatives do not foster children in this sample. Data for two specific locations (British Honduras and Jackson County) are also considered.

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