Emory International Law Review


This Comment serves as a theoretical analysis of how China's transition to a market economy that necessitates the state taking a lesser economic role, along with China's continued integration with the international community and the community's impositions, are continuing to shape the future of its orphan and foster care population today. Moreover, it specifically analyzes how the most recent foster care regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs'the Measures for the Administration of Family Foster Care'fit into the unique history of orphan and foster care and the modern Chinese nuclear family. The Comment ultimately proposes that China, as a unique, sovereign entity, is in the best position to understand its own situation and resolve it without outside influence.