Transracial Adoption - Transracial Adoption Adoption in the...

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Transracial Adoption ¨ Adoption in the U.S. § International adoption following WWII - 85% of transracial adoptions are international adoptions - Asia: Korea since 1958 and now China since 1990 (115 to 5,000 a year in 2000’s), Vietnam, India, Philippines, Cambodia - Increased adoption from Africa (Ethiopia, Haiti) - South America: Guatemala, Colombia § Domestic transracial adoption - Shortage of minority adoptive homes - 59% of children awaiting adoption are of color in the US - Interethnic Adoption Provisions in 1996 prohibited any agencies receiving federal funds from delaying or denying the placement of any child on the basis of race, color, or national origin ¨ Issues in Transracial adoption § Common misperceptions - receiving pity - assumptions about the parents’ motivations for adopting transracially § Visibility - a unique dimension - raised curiosity and questions ¨ Family Characteristics § Upper middle class, well-educated white American § ¨ Environment
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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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