• Podsoc #2

Intercountry adoption:

In conversation with Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist

It has been estimated that almost one million children have been adopted internationally since the 1950s, predominantly to countries in North America, Europe and Australia. Most media interest centres on celebrity adoption and popular notions of child rescue but there is little attention on adoption research. It is a contested area.

Today is the first in a series on intercountry adoption. We are talking to Associate Professor Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist from the University of Nevada. I interviewed Kathleen in Canada at the International Adoption Summit hosted by the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Bergquist is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She completed her MSW at Norfolk State University and Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She also completed her Juris Doctorate at the Boyd School of Law at UNLV.

Dr. Bergquist's research interests include intercountry adoption and the intersections of policy and practice, and more recently her research has led her to consider the trafficking or selling of children in intercountry adoption.

Recommended Citation for this Podcast – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Host). (2012, June 28). Intercountry adoption: In conversation with Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist [Episode 2]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/intercountry-adoption/.

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  • Rotabi, K. S., & Bergquist, K. J. S. (2010). Vulnerable children in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake of 2010: A call for sound policy and processes to prevent international child sales and theft. Journal of Global Social Work Practice, 3(1).
  • Bergquist, K. J. S. (2009). Operation Babylift or Babyabduction?: Implications of the Hague Convention on the humanitarian evacuation and 'rescue' of children. International Social Work, 52(5), 621-633.
  • Bergquist, K.J.S., Vonk, M.E., D. S. Kim, D.S. & Feit, M.D. (Eds.), International Korean Adoption: A Fifty-Year History of Policy and Practice. New York: The Haworth Press.