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AbstractWith tens of thousands of international adoptees placed in the United States since the 1950s, several critiques of the current structure of international adoption have begun to emerge. These critiques highlight the challenges many adoptees face around issues of identity and community....
AbstractExisting research has not sufficiently explored the maternal-bonding process between a mother and an internationally adopted child. The present qualitative study used a semi-structured interview protocol and grounded theory analysis to explore this unique maternal-bonding process. The...
AbstractIn order to understand the social construction of racial identity in adoptees, this paper utilizes the analysis of counter-narratives from Critical Race Theory to examine competing messages sent to adoptees by the adoptive family and society at large. By analyzing counter-narratives...
AbstractThis research investigates white adoptive mothers' mothering related to their adopted children's racial and ethnic socialization. Drawing upon in-depth face-to face interviews with thirty-eight women who have adopted children from China, South Korea or the Philippines, this paper first...
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