The aim of this article is to analyse why more than ten years after transnational adoption began in Spain, the "silences" that impede to talk about the adoption triad -biological and adoptive families and adopted children-, which is in fact about multimothering, infringe the rights of adoptees. A way to this analysis is looking at certain forms of symbolic and euphemistic violence towards women who delay motherhood and have to go for assisted reproduction and/or international adoption. A violence that is also exercised on women who give or who are asked to give their children because their "inadequacy" for motherhood, through a hegemonic discourse of silence.
|Journal||Revista de Antropologia Social|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
- Assisted reproduction technologies
- Hegemonic discourse
- Symbolic and euphemistic violence