The Colombian Adoption House: A Case Study

Susan F. Branco*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this explanatory case study, the researcher examined how adult Colombian adoptees, whose adoptions may have been facilitated under corrupt or suspicious circumstances, sought to learn factual information about their adoption narratives. Related journalistic documentation was also included in the case study analysis. The researcher found three major themes: (1) Discrepancy discovery, (2) Searching for answers, and (3) Social justice seeking. A moral ethical framework offers the theoretical orientation undergirding the study. Clinical implications for adoption practitioners are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-47
Number of pages23
JournalAdoption Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Adult Colombian adoptees
  • ethics
  • international adoption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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