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How Transracial Adoptees Navigate Race as They Age

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How do children of color adopted by white parents learn about race and their place in our racially aware society?  Large numbers of children have been adopted from China, Guatamala, Korea, Ethiopia, and other African countries, as well as the thousands of domestic adoption of African American and biracial/multiracial children by white parents. How do transracial adoptees form their racial identity and what can adoptive parents do to help.   Join our guest adult transracial adoptee and adoption researcher, Dr. Gina Samuels.  Dr. Samuels is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and a Faculty Affiliate at The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Her research and publications examine transracial adoption, multiracial identity formation, and family identity and belonging among young adults with foster care and adoption histories.