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AbstractThe adoption experience brings to those involved a number of challenges that require sensitive and careful handling, especially during the critical developmental stages when the issue of identity is of paramount importance for the adoptee. In this introduction we highlight some of these...
AbstractIn this essay, the white adoptive mother of two bi-racial children reflects upon her thirty year experience of parenting to make several philosophical claims. She argues that through the unique mother-child bond, trans-racial mothering may produce knowledge of others' experience that...
AbstractThis paper examines some of the impacts of transracial adoption on White parents' awareness and conceptualization of race. Current literature suggests that dominant discourse in Canada is that the country is egalitarian and celebrates diversity and multiculturism. As a result, only overt...
AbstractThis qualitative/ethnographic study investigated how children adopted from China construct their identities. The authors describe the subtle interaction of home, school, and community cultures that influenced these children's identity formation. Focusing on the children, the researchers...
AbstractThis article reports the findings of a qualitative study of twelve non-adopted White siblings of transracial adoptees. It discusses various responses among White siblings to the adoption of children of color by their White biological parents. Drawing on sociolinguistic understandings of...
AbstractTo better understand the path towards identity formation for transracially adopted persons (TRAs), this paper analyzes the issues that must be considered when examining the navigation of racial and cultural identity for individuals who were adopted transracially. This paper includes an...
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