Searching, reunion and transracial adoption

Kirton, Derek, Feast, Julia and Howe, David (2000) Searching, reunion and transracial adoption. Adoption and Fostering, 24 (3). pp. 6-18. ISSN 1740-469X

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Derek Kirton, Julia Feast and David Howe Report on findings from qualitative interviews with transracially adopted adults, carried out as part of a research project by The Children's Society. Findings show that those adopted transracially shared many experiences with other adopted people, including almost invariably feeling that they have gained from searching and/or reunion. For many transracially adopted people, issues of racial and ethnic identity figured prominently within motivation for searching, but their needs and aspirations in this regard often went unmet. Finally, the implications of the research for family placement work and post-adoption services are considered.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 16:18
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.1177/030857590002400303

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