ERIC Number: EJ779533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Transracial Adoption Paradox: History, Research, and Counseling Implications of Cultural Socialization
Lee, Richard M.
Counseling Psychologist, v31 n6 p711-744 2003
The number of transracial adoptions in the United States, particularly international adoptions, is increasing annually. Counseling psychology as a profession, however, is a relatively silent voice in the research on and practice of transracial adoption. This article presents an overview of the history and research on transracial adoption to inform counseling psychologists of the set of racial and ethnic challenges and opportunities that transracial adoptive families face in everyday living. Particular attention is given to emergent theory and research on the cultural socialization process within these families.
Descriptors: Socialization, Psychologists, Counseling Psychology, Adoption, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, History, Cultural Differences
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