Bookcover of Well-being of 14- to 26-year-old Intercountry Adoptees, West Australia
Booktitle:

Well-being of 14- to 26-year-old Intercountry Adoptees, West Australia

Scholars' Press (2019-05-28 )

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ISBN-13:

978-620-2-31192-2

ISBN-10:
6202311924
EAN:
9786202311922
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Intercountry adoption (ICA) remains a globally politicised institution that triggers strong discourses on whether transplantation across countries and cultures into racially different families negatively affects the adoptees’ well-being. In Australia the immigration and child welfare systems did not formally allow ICA until the demise of the White Australia Policy between 1966 and 1973 and the 1975 airlift of child war victims from Vietnam. By 1993 over 4,000 intercountry adoptees (ICAs) had arrived in Australia. This grew to nearly 9,000 by 2004, including 733 to Western Australia (WA). The majority had come from Asia. How have they fared? Despite strongly voiced opinions about transracial and IC adoptions in Australia there was a paucity of empirical research. This book outlines the first longitudinal study on ICA in WA providing an insight into the well-being of 283 child, adolescent and young adult ICAs over the decade 1994-2004 and how they compared to non-adopted locally born and migrant peers. The findings prove an important source of information for adoptees, biological and adoptive parents, adoption policy and law makers, adoption practitioners and health professionals.
Publishing house:
Scholars' Press
Website:
http://www.scholars-press.com
By (author) :
Geertruda Rosenwald
Number of pages:
432
Published on:
2019-05-28
Stock:
Available
Category:
Psychology
Price:
114.90 €
Keywords:
Australia, Adoption, intercountry adoption, well-being, identity, adoptive identity, Cultural Identity, Ethnic identity, racial identity, place identity, community identity, longitudinal study, Migrants, happiness, self-esteem, self-efficacy, Mental Health, physical health

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