McDonald had similar findings where International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. How contexts within and beyond the family shape developmental pathways. A follow-up study, with policy considerations. As with transracial adoption research, counseling psychologists have been a relatively silent voice in transracial adoption practice, advocacy, and outreach—despite the substantial rise in international transracial adoption over the last decade. To accept cookies, click continue. Although interracial adoptions may pose some cultural hurdles, the love and care offered by a permanent home trumps the instability of the foster care system.
Barriers to Black Children in Adoption
African American and Hispanic transracial adoptees appeared to have greater pride and comfort in their ethnicities and races than did Asian transracial adoptees Benson et al. The Boys from the Cave: Social policy implications of minority children becoming the numerical majority in the U. Rothman argues that the focus on birth parent choice neglects the fact that everyone involved, except the adopter, does not have a lot of options to choose from. This research provides information on how adoptive parents perceive birth parents and the use of culture of poverty arguments.
The Culture of Poverty and Adoption: Adoptive Parent Views of Birth Families
A second phase beginning in the s and gathering momentum in the s promoted the principle of racial or ethnic matching. Cross-sectional, comparison survey study; Convenience sample drawn from two private child welfare agencies in Chicago; Data drawn from structured interviews that were coded for content on adjustment, racial family, and peer relationships; Standardized measure included Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. These types of families engaged in the practice of cultural assimilation or the acculturation of the child into the majority culture Gordon, While a social worker assured the Pearsons that adoption would be a cinch, that proved not to be the case. However, the preference for kinship care has been generalised from BAME children and applied to all children when adoption was being considered.
Outcome-based studies typically compare transracial adoptees with either same-race adoptees or nonadoptees on measures of psychological adjustment. No one can argue that this was in the best interest of the child. The psychology of a child is so fragile it crackles every second, and their growing up is harsher and many sooner or later go insane. A call for data analysis triangulation. I know several Caucasian adults that have adopted Chinese children and take care of them dutifully and love them as they would a biological child.