Workshop Presenter Spotlight: Making Model Migrants: Transnational Adoption and Migration in a Danish Context
“Since the 1990s, Danish governments have imposed some of the strictest immigration laws in Europe. Yet at the same time, the practice of transnational adoption continues to receive unwavering support by all political parties currently represented in Danish Parliament. This talk will address how (partial) inclusion of the transnational adoptee migrant into the Danish welfare state must be seen in connection with the exclusion of non-adoptee migrant populations, but also how the promise of inclusion for the adoptee migrant is marked by experiences of assimilation.”
The purpose of the workshop is to give an introduction to transnational adoption in a Danish context and open up for a broader dialogue on adoption, migration and solidarity.