Title

The Relationship Between Bicultural Socialization Activities and Strategies to Deal with Racism in International Adoptees from India to the United States

Department

Social Work and Sociology

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Parents. Volume 44, Pages 58-69.

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between bicultural socialization activities and strategies to deal with racism in a sample of international adoptees from India to the United States. Participants included 82 families who adopted 95 children. The results found that there is not a significant overlap between bicultural socialization activities and strategies to deal with racism. The results suggest that parents may be in denial of the racial issues that may exist for their adopted children.

Keywords

intercountry adoption, bicultural socialization, racism

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