Transracial adoption

Psychologist & Author David Brodzinsky, PhD, explains what the common challenges that transracial adoptees face and how parents can help them with those problems
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Transracial adoption

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Children that are adopted across racial and cultural lines, generally do just as well as adoption by same race parents. There are some additional challenges they face though. Having to deal with the issue of racism in our society and most societies. Parents teaching their children how to deal with it. Sometimes children, because of the physical differences that are obvious, feel different. Sometimes they feel that they don't fit into the family as they would like to. Sometimes they feel marginalized by their peers in the community who aren't adopted. Wondering if they are accepted, perhaps, as an African American individual or a Hispanic individual. These are challenges that transracial adoptees face, but they are challenges that they are quite successful with as long as parents are involved with appropriate cultural and racial socialization.

Psychologist & Author David Brodzinsky, PhD, explains what the common challenges that transracial adoptees face and how parents can help them with those problems

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David Brodzinsky, PhD

Psychologist & Author

David Brodzinsky is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University. He also maintains an active private practice serving the clinical needs of children and families, including individuals who are part of the adoption triad. Brodzinsky has written and lectured extensively in the fields of developmental and clinical psychology and is an internationally known expert in the field of adoption. He is co-author of such well-known books as, The Psychology of Adoption, Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self, and Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues.

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