'White international transracial adoptive mothers' reflections on race': Child & Family Social Work.

Author:Crolley-Simic, Josie
Position:Reprint - Report

It is estimated that 30,000 to 40,000 children are internationally adopted worldwide each year, the majority of these adoptions being transracial. Through the use of qualitative data analysis of in-depth interviews with eight white international transracial adoptive mothers, this study identified four properties that emerged describing the mothers' racial views. These properties were: colour-blindness; racial ambiguity; multiple perspectives; and coming together. The properties varied in the degree that they integrated perspectives different from the white dominant culture. The mothers did not...

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