Schuster Institute’s site on “The Lie We Love”

A friend of mine directed me to this interactive map and accompanying article from the Brandeis University Schuster Institute.


Those of you who know me or have been reading me for a while now know that I am interested in the intersection of adoption, race and feminism/women's rights. This is partly why I am surprised but excited that the Schuster Institute's Gender and Justice Project is where this is being hosted. The site will eventually host the full report of "The Lie We Love" from Foreign Policy. If you haven't read this piece yet, I strongly recommend it. (Non-subscribers will be able to access the story from the Schuster Institute after January).

The map below was created by  Claire Pavlik Purgus for the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University and allows the reader to see a color-coded map of who is adopting, who is sending, and what the issues are in specific sending countries.


Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

5 thoughts

  1. I only just noticed the comment feature is on. Thanks for continuing to post interesting things you run across. I hope you are doing well!

  2. I am so happy that you posted this. I read this article today after my husband sent it to me and I was just trying to remember your email address so that I could pass it on to you. This is an informative article that makes the international adoption issues accessible to those of us who do not have intricate knowledge, but are aware that there are concerns. I had not seen the map prior to looking at your link, but that is also very clear and telling. Hope you are well!

  3. Actually I was able to access “The Lie We Love” now and I am not a subscriber. I’ll be reading it tonight on the train ride home.

  4. Really good resources.
    I found one thing a little curious about the Brandeis project. I understand that issues of adoption corruption in countries other than Korea have been in the news more recently, but I was a little surprised that Korean adoption wasn’t among the countries for which information is already available. I’m sure there’s a good reason, but nonetheless I found it a little odd.
    Hope all is well in your world.

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