Racial Socialization Practices of White Mothers of International Transracial Adoptees.

Publication Year: 
2008
Personal Author: 
Crolley-Simic, Josie., Vonk, M. Elizabeth.
Type of Resource: 
Journal Article
Page Count: 
22
Abstract: 

This article reviews how eight white international transracially adoptive mothers described their actions in racially and culturally socializing their children. Using in-depth interviews, the perspectives of the mothers were captures, which strengthens the field of social work?s understanding of the complex dynamics in transracial adoptive families. The mothers? actions varied in the degree that a culturally diverse family life was created. Four categories of racial socialization practices were discussed and implications for social work were reviewed. (Author abstract)