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Transnational, Multi-Local Motherhood: Experiences of Separation and Reunification among Latin American Families in Canada
journal contributionposted on 2021-05-21, 15:52 authored by Judith K. Bernhard, Patricia Landolt, Luin Goldring
This report explores the experiences of Latin American families who have faced separation and reunification during their migration process to Canada. It examines the particular situations of 40 mothers. In particular, it focuses on how mother-child relationships and family networks are transformed by transnational, multi-local family structures, and it highlights several barriers to the mothers’ utilization of social services. The report calls for recognition of the needs of transnational families in Canada, and offers concrete recommendations to policy makers, service providers, and families with an aim to easing the difficulties of separation and reunification.