Adopting Children from Other Cultures

  • S. Peter Kim
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)


The adoption of children from other cultures can be divided into two categories: the adoption of children who were born in a foreign country of dissimilar culture (international transcultural adoption), and the adoption of racially different children who were born in the same country as the adoptive parents and whose ethnic group maintains a distinctive identity within the parents’ social framework (domestic trans-cultural adoption). In the cases of international adoption, the majority of the adopted children are racially different from the adoptive parents. Therefore, I have used the term transcultural adoption to imply transracial adoption.


Child Welfare Black Child Adoptive Parent Minority Child Adopted Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Peter Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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