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dc.contributor.authorScherman, R
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-01T23:19:28Z
dc.date.available2013-10-01T23:19:28Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.date.issued2013-10-02
dc.identifier.citationJournal of ethnic and cultural diversity in social work, vol.19(2), pp.127 - 142
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/5714
dc.description.abstractIntercountry adoption has been, and continues to be, a popular method of family formation worldwide, as well as a means of providing homes for children who would otherwise remain parentless. The popularity of this social welfare practice suggests that countless families continue to face the challenges of raising children whose ethnicities derive from two different ethnic backgrounds. Yet, virtually no research exists on the development of a bicultural ethnic identity in intercountry adoption. Instead, research has focused on the importance of birth-culture socialization, or the lack thereof. Faced with too little direct research on the subject, this paper synthesizes and critically reviews literature from the ethnic socialization, biracial, acculturation, and adoption fields. The aim was twofold: (1) extrapolate key elements of the literature that inform on the development of biculturalism in intercountry adoptions; and (2) identify gaps in the literature. Suggestions for future research and practice are offered.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rightsCopyright © 2010 Taylor & Francis. This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work and is available online at: www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article (see Publisher’s Version)
dc.subjectIntercountry adoption
dc.subjectTransracial adoption
dc.subjectEthnic socialization
dc.subjectBiculturalism
dc.subjectAcculturation
dc.subjectEthnic identity development
dc.titleA Theoretical Look at Biculturalism in Intercountry Adoption
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15313201003771742
dc.identifier.roid17380en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage142
aut.relation.issue2
aut.relation.startpage127
aut.relation.volume19
pubs.elements-id14812


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