Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture officially adopted a constitution in 1998, under the name The Alliance for the Study of Adoption, Identity, and Kinship. We seek to promote understanding of the experience and institution of adoption in relation to literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, law, political theory, cultural studies, and other humanistic disciplines, and to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of artistic creation dealing with adoption and related issues in poetry, fiction, memoir, film and other disciplines.

We have arranged four international conferences, publish A&C and an annual newsletter. Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. A&C accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review. Please see the submission page for more details.