Life Stories of International Romanian Adoptees: A Narrative Study

Rachel McKail, Suzanne Hodge, Anna Daiches, Gabriela Misca (Advisor)

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This study sought to explore the life stories of Romanian adoptees who were internationally adopted following the fall of communism in 1989. Ten participants were recruited via social media and took part in a life stories interview. Data were analyzed using narrative analysis, which led to the development of four life chapters centered around identity construction—Chapter 1: Setting the scene–the adoption story; Chapter 2: Constructing the self; Chapter 3: Who am I? Quest for self-discovery; and Chapter 4: Negotiating the selves. Clinical implications, research limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-328
JournalAdoption Quarterley
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2017


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