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

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