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International and Transracial Adoptees: Experiences of Racism and Racial Discrimination and Personal Coping Styles

Abstract International adoption in the U.S. remains a viable option for families who wish to build or expand their families; however, it has not been without controversy. Past research has sought to understand the initial and long-term psychological adjustment and racial/ethnic identity development of international and transracial adoptees. Research shows that pre-adoption adversity may be linked to the development of behavior and emotional problems, and opponents assert that international adoption strips children of their culture. Emerging research has focused on cultural socialization practices and how international and transracial adoptive families acknowledge or reject ethnic and racial differences within the family. An area less understood is h... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Nguyen, Marijae C. (Author) / Ayón, Cecilia (Advisor) / Jackson, Kelly (Committee member) / Zorita, Paz (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Sociology / Psychology / Inter-country adoption / International adoptees / International adoption / Racial discrimination / Racism / Transracial adoption
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 88 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Work 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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