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Title:
ADOPTING AN IDENTITY: IDENTITY FORMATION IN TRANSCULTURAL AND TRANS-RACIAL ADOPTIONS IN ASIA

Authors:
Junko Ota

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Junko Ota
The British School, New Delhi

MLA 8
Ota, Junko. "ADOPTING AN IDENTITY: IDENTITY FORMATION IN TRANSCULTURAL AND TRANS-RACIAL ADOPTIONS IN ASIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5788-5795, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=444. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA
Ota, J. (2019, August). ADOPTING AN IDENTITY: IDENTITY FORMATION IN TRANSCULTURAL AND TRANS-RACIAL ADOPTIONS IN ASIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5788-5795. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=444
Chicago
Ota, Junko. "ADOPTING AN IDENTITY: IDENTITY FORMATION IN TRANSCULTURAL AND TRANS-RACIAL ADOPTIONS IN ASIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5788-5795. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=444.

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Abstract:
Several studies have been conducted from a sociological and psychological standpoint, on the issue of transcultural and transracial adoption. However, there is no consensus among the literature with respect to the exact manner in which identity is formed by transcultural adoptees and adoptive parents alike. Several research approaches and perspectives have however raised valid issues which must be considered from a policy perspective, in order to more holistically address the issue of adoption in itself. This paper will review the existing literature and theories on identity formation in transcultural adoptions. Given the dearth of such studies and general data from Asia and India in particular, the theories and approaches will be examined to arrive at certain policy recommendations which may aid in the healthy formation of identity within the adoptive family unit.