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Poster Presentations

1. Parents’ Ethnic Identification, Attitudes about Race/Cultural Differences and Bicultural Competence
Susanne Agerbak (Tufts University), Sing-Yiing Chung, Xian Zhang, Ellen Pinderhughes

2. Does Openness Affect Cultural Socialization in Transracial Adoptions?
Charlene Chester (Pennsylvania State University), Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Leslie D. Leve, MisakiNatsuaki, David Reiss

3. Adopted Child’s Race and Sex Predict Cultural Socialization in Transracial Adoptions
Kathleen Davey (Pennsylvania State University), Charlene Chester, JenaeNeiderhiser, Leslie Leve, MisakiNatsuaki

4. White Adoptive Parents Communicating About Racism with their Asian Born Children
Jen Dolan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

5. Contact with Birth Families among Adoptive Families with Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parents
Rachel H. Farr (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Abbie E. Goldberg

6. Transracial Adoptees: The Search for Birth Family and the Search for Self
Danielle E. Godon (Mount Holyoke College), Patricia G. Ramsey, Whitney F. Green

7. Transracially Adopted Adolescent Development: The Influence of Different Adolescent-Parent Perspectives of the Family
Katie M. Hrapczynski (University of Maryland) and Leigh Leslie

8. Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory and the Impact of Community Climate among Adoptive Families with Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parents
Deanna L. Julian (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Rachel H. Farr

9. Developmental Tasks of Prospective Adoptive Parents in Korea
HyangEun Kim (Kosin University)

10. Individual Personality Traits and Communicative Behavior in Adoptive and Non-Adoptive Families
Bibiana D. Koh (University of Minnesota), Ascan F. Koerner, Laurel Davis, Martha A. Rueter

11. The Yin & Yang of Identity and Relationships: The Queer Korean Adoptee Experience
Shawyn Lee (University of Minnesota)

12. Factors Within the Construct of Contact in Adoption Over Time
David M. Martin (University of Minnesota, TC), Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Misaki N. Natsuaki, Leslie D. Leve, Daniel S. Shaw, Laura Scaramella, David Reiss

13. Internationally Adopted Infants: Short-Term Self-regulation and Adaptation
Jessica A.K. Matthews (Tufts University), Chie Kotake, Elizabeth Mullins, Ellen Pinderhughes, Linda Tirella, Laurie Miller, Ann Easterbrooks

14. Challenges and Strengths in Parenting Foster-to-Adopt Children: Perspectives of Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parents
April M. Moyer (Clark University), Lori A. Kinkler, Hannah B. Richardson, Abbie E. Goldberg

15. A Strengths-Based Assessment of Young Adults Raised as Children of Lesbian Adoptive Mothers
Alicia Padovano(Widener University)

16. Intercountry Adoption Declines Lead to New Practices of Surrogacy in Guatemala
Karen Smith Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University)

17. Before Adopting: Decision-Making in International Adoption
Sophie Strassberg (Mount Holyoke College), Patricia G. Ramsey

18. Children Adopted from Eastern Europe: Evolution of Socio-emotional Symptoms at 8 years Post Adoption
RéjeanTessier (Université Laval), Sarah Paquin, KrassimiraMarinova

19. Parents’ Experiences Launching Internationally Adopted Children into Young Adulthood
Richard Tessler (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Gail Gamache

20. Adoptive and Nonadoptive Family Relationship Quality from Adolescence into Adulthood
Amy Walkner-Spaan (University of Minnesota) and Martha A. Rueter