Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors
transnational adoption, identity, belonging, culture, family, race
This study aims to understand how transnational adoption (which includes, but is not limited to transracial adoption) affects one’s identity and sense of belonging through the use of interviews, participant observation, and the analysis of literature on adoption. I explore the typical ways parents of transnational adoptees navigate the differences between the past and present lives of their children, if this plays a part in promoting a positive sense of self and belonging for a transnationally adopted child, and what other factors influence the formation of identity.
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Mazura, Eva, "A wonderful, natural way to build a family: Examining Transnational Adoption and its Effect on Identity and Sense of Belonging" (2022). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 483.