This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in this study focus on what methods their adoptive parents used or, in some cases, did not use to help them establish their own sense of cultural identity. In the end, most participants agreed that adoptive parents can help their adoptive child establish a healthy sense of cultural identity by nurturing a connection between their child and their child's tribal community.You dona#39;t have anybody that can tell you about your heritage if they dona#39;t know themselves that much about it. In general should non-Indian families be allowed to adopt Indian CHILDREN? No. I dona#39;t think so. I feel very strongly about that.
|Title||:||Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories|
|Author||:||Rita James Simon, Sarah Hernandez|