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Géographie de l'adoption internationale : stratégies et régionalisations

Abstract : Intercountry adoption is a recent phenomenon which appeared in France at the end of the 1970s. The slowness and the inconvenience of the national process led more and more parents to turn towards foreign countries where the number of adoptable children is growing and the chances of finalizing a project increase. Since then, following the continuous frequency adoptions in many countries, several associative networks have appeared in France to accompany parents in this initiative. The Accredited Adoption Bodies (OAA) are of growing importance in the French system. So, it is significant that two major poles situated in the Paris area and in France's Great-Western region together account for the greatest number of OAA. This configuration can be linked to the geography of the French adoption system where in there are a lot of regional disparities. By means of spatial autocorrelation, recurring units become apparent and show a democratization of the adoption level higher than it should be in the Great-Western region for example. We find that the proximity of the associative network influences parent's behaviour. Our objective is to understand why there is this kind of geography of adoption in France. We try to show that the proximity of the OAA increases the adoption potential of parents within the department. Measuring this relation casts light on the role and the attractiveness of the OAA. Furthermore, a sociological approach to the logical behaviour of the individuals in this system is needed. Finally, as far as possible, we have tried to establish regional categories according to the adopter's characteristics.
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Guillaume Ner. Géographie de l'adoption internationale : stratégies et régionalisations. Géographie. 2011. ⟨dumas-00784011⟩



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