The Effects of Parental Adoption Beliefs and Marital Relations on the Adjustment of Transracially Adopted Children

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dc.contributor.advisorFreeark, Kris
dc.contributor.advisorRosenblum, Kate
dc.contributor.advisorShields, Ann
dc.contributor.authorCaspell, Jesilee
dc.descriptioniv, 36 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince the 1940's, transracial adoption has gained popularity as an alternative family form. Research in this area has yielded contradicting findings concerning adoptee and familial adjustment. Many researchers have reported on the numerous difficulties encountered by families with their adoptees. However, others have suggested that these problems may be more present than in the average population, but are most often within normal range. At the same time, theorists have presented the idea that parents have an impact on their adoptee's adjustment and the family adaptability. However, the literature provides little information on how adoptive parents' marital stability and their adoption beliefs affect the adjustment of their interracially adopted child. This paper draws from empirical reports and theoretical research to develop the hypothesis that parental beliefs about adoption and their marital relations affects the adoptees' adjustment. Correlations needed for support of the hypothesis are also discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity Center for the Child and Family. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
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dc.titleThe Effects of Parental Adoption Beliefs and Marital Relations on the Adjustment of Transracially Adopted Childrenen_US