The purpose of this project was to write a grant to provide educational classes for prospective adoptive parents who are going into a transracial adoption. The program will address issues around cultural and racial identity development and will educate potential adoptive parents on crucial aspects of cultural competence. An extensive literature review was conducted in order to identify the unique needs of transracial adoptive families, as well as the challenges associated with transracial adoption. When children are adopted into families that are culturally and racially different from their own ethno-cultural origin, the adoptees' cultural identity development can be compromised. In the process of equipping adoptive parents with the tools and knowledge to support their transracially adopted children's identity development, educational classes constitute a valuable component. The actual submission and/or funding of the grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Adoption, Education, Transracial|
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