Racial Socialization Practices of White Mothers of International Transracial Adoptees.

Journal Name
Journal of ethnic and cultural diversity in social work.
Journal Volume
17
Journal Issue
3
Page Count
22
Year Published
2008
Author (Individual)
Crolley-Simic, Josie.
Vonk, M. Elizabeth.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
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)

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