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It has been argued that developing a sense of belonging is a unique process for transracial international adoptees. This qualitative study examines how three transracial international adoptees (N=3) experience a sense of belonging within themselves, their family environments, and their communities. Each participant was thoroughly interviewed about their adoptive experiences and how they find a sense of belonging within their adoptive identities. Once all of the interviews were completed, the interview transcripts underwent a thematic analysis process in which four unique themes emerged. Although there were notable differences in how each adoptee acknowledges a sense of belonging, there were also shared similarities in racial and ethnic awareness and the process of choosing with whom they want to surround themselves.
Tamura, Sheera, ""THIS IS YOUR TEAM": EXAMINING A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG TRANSRACIAL INTERNATIONAL ADOPTEES" (2022). Anthropology, Sociology, & Social Work Undergraduate Honors Theses. 4.