What the World Sees, But What’s Really Inside

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Professor Yolanda Vega

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The cultural identity of an individual is one that takes time to develop, no matter a person’s ethnicity or race. The question many individuals ask themselves is “Where do I fit in this world?” This question arises especially in those who are adopted. Individuals adopted from different cultures have a unique experience with identity development because they may be isolated in terms of cultural representation in his or her adopted community. Through research we sought to find how adopted individuals form their distinct cultural identity in this context, and what hindered or helped the process of identity development

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