Kelly Condit-Shrestha

About Kelly

Kelly Condit-Shrestha is a transnational U.S. historian of migration, childhood, adoption, critical race, and Asian American studies, and Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

A History of Foster Care, Adoption, and Child Removal in African American Communities

Between April and June 2018, under U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Bi-partisan resistance and public outcry was strong and immediate. As historians and those aware of adoption history well know, the separation and removal of children from their families and networks of kin have incredibly deep, racialized, and problematic roots in U.S. history….