Unformatted text preview: Chinese adults, and the racial composition of the community. The special concern for is “the transracial adoption paradox,” where the adoptees are raised as if they are a part of the European American culture while maintaining their non-white phenotype. This conflicting experience becomes more confusing as the adoptees enter adolescence and deal with their identity. Adoptive parents should communicate an acceptance of racial and ethnic differences and promote bicultural competence for their children to develop a healthy racial identity. In order to practice the implications of this study, adoption agencies should develop informative resources for the parents to expose their transracial adoptive children to their birth culture. In conclusion, this research encourages parental involvement in bicultural socialization and suggests further research on the relationship between a bicultural identity and future psychosocial development....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course PSYC 207 taught by Professor Michelecarter during the Fall '09 term at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
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