Faculty Publications

Title

Exploring the Relationship Between Adoptive Parents and International Adoptees: From the Perspectives of Cross-Cultural Communication and Adaptation

Document Type

Article

Keywords

adoptee, adoptive parents, cross-cultural communication, identity, International adoption

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Adoption Quarterly

Volume

19

Issue

2

First Page

119

Last Page

144

Abstract

Existing studies demonstrate that the identity formation of internationally adopted children and the adjustments of adoptive families reside in the processes of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. However, there have been few studies on international adoption from the perspectives of intercultural and cross-cultural communication. Following a previous qualitative study on the experiences of adult international adoptees, this project employs a quantitative method to examine the ongoing (before, during, and after adoption) cross-cultural adaptation and identity formation of international adoptees from the perspectives of adoptive parents. The findings of the study have identified the key issues involved in the cross-cultural adaptation process and discussed experiences of adoptive families for dealing with those issues.

Original Publication Date

4-2-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/10926755.2015.1113218

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

Share

COinS