I look Asian. I was raised by Whites. I feel Cultureless. An Autoethnographic Case Study Approach on Transracial International Adoption Loss of Cultural Identity
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The purpose of this research study is to understand transracial international adoptees’ biological and adopted culture and examining the effects having multiple cultural identities have on them. The qualitative study will include participant’s insights on transracial international adoption. Their lived experiences, cultural and racial socialization and parental colorblind attitudes all play a role in their cultural development. The researcher chose autoethography as their qualitative method to give voice to her personal lived experience as a transracial international adoptee. Autoethnography is not a popular research method yet through this study, she hopes to show other researchers the unique opportunities it presents itself in qualitative research.