Generational Shifts: Adult Adoptee Scholars’ Perspective on Future Research and Practice

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Adult adoptees, largely adopted domestically as infants, began to organize and advocate about adoption issues in the 1970s. Over the past 25 years, transracial and internationally adopted adults have also mobilized, reflecting the coming of age of this cohort of adoptees. This latter cohort of adult adoptees has also increasingly entered professional careers as scholars, researchers, and academics. As institutions of higher education face a growing generational shift, what are the implications for adult adoptee scholars conducting adoption research? This paper reflects the experiences of a panel of four adult transracial Asian-American adoptee academics and implications for the future of adoption research and practice.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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