Cultural Identity Of Adopted Children

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It was interesting to read your post regarding the lack of strong cultural/racial identities for adoptees. Although the reasons come across as basic, they reveal a greater substance in terms of how these adopted parents shape and formulate their adopted children. For example, the "avoiding or cultural distancing" aspect caught my eye since I personally know an individual who has encounter this situation. Since he was adopted, his adopted parents attempted to distance him from his cultural origins. Although this may be interpreted as selfishness, his parents did it in the act of love. Their reasoning was that they wanted to make sure that he was part of the family and not feel like an outsider living with another family that wasn’t his own.

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