Journal Article — Transracial Adoption and Sociological Theory: Understanding My Identity — by Elena VanderMolen




This paper self-reflectively explores from a sociological perspective various issues experienced by an infant adopted into a family of a different race. These experiences cover childhood, adolescence and the search for identity, young adulthood, and a birth-mother reunion. This paper informs adoptive parents of various issues that may impact their adopted child and become a lifelong challenge.

Recommended Citation

VanderMolen, Elena. 2005/2006. “Transracial Adoption and Sociological Theory: Understanding My Identity.” Pp. 53-62 in Student Scholarships of Learning (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume IV, Issues 1&2, 2005/2006). Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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