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Serial Article

DOI data
DOI 10.23791/583539

Journal Data

Full Title
Pacific Geographies
Publisher (01) Association of Pacific Studies
Country of publication Germany (DE)
ISSN 2196-1468
Product Form Printed Journal (JB)
ISSN 2199-9104
Product Form Online Journal (JD)
Epub Format PDF (02)

Journal Issue Data
Journal Issue Number 58
Journal Issue Date (YYYY) 2022
Serial Article Data
Title Adopting Micronesian children across international borders
By (author) (A01) Gonzaga Puas
Affiliation Micronesian Institute for Research (MIRAD) Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM 96941, President
Number of Pages 5
First Page 35
Last Page 39
Language of text English (eng)
Publication Date (YYYY) 2022
Main description (01)
This paper discusses adoption, commonly referred to as moumou, in the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Moumou remains a common practice by the Mortlock Islands community in the 21st century even within the setting of the Compact of Free Association with the US, which allows Mortlockese to set up permanent homes in the US. This paper introduces moumou and ponders if and how it can potentially co-exist with US family laws. Further, it considers how Mortlockese can continue to practice moumou outside the FSM.