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dc.contributor.authorFronek, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:49:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:49:10Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1444-3058
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14443058.2012.727845
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49409
dc.description.abstractThe Vietnam War played a significant role in the institutionalisation of intercountry adoption (ICA) in Australia. The fall of Saigon provided the leverage needed for proponents of ICA to engage the governments of Western countries in ensuring previously arranged adoptions were completed. The humanitarian discourse that surrounded the airlift of children from Saigon, Operation Babylift, precipitated private- and government-sponsored mass evacuation of ''orphans'' who were adopted despite the lack of substantive evidence of their orphan status with no attempts at supported reunification. Though adoption from Vietnam to Australia was short-lived, it opened the doors for other government-sanctioned adoption programs within two years.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom445
dc.relation.ispartofpageto458
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Australian Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440999
dc.titleOperation Babylift: advancing intercountry adoption into Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.date.issued2015-06-12T05:02:17Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFronek, Patricia


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