According to the most recent US census, Hispanics are the largest minority group in the US at 16.7% of the total US population or approximately 51 million, an increase of 48% since 2000. Out of that number, 63% are native born. A smaller subgroup includes adoptees of Hispanic descent. Yet, due to its distinctiveness this subgroup is frequently neglected in multicultural literature. In this paper, a new framework is presented, which elaborates on the distinct and shared qualities of Latino/a adoptees with the New Latino/a diaspora. The framework is supported with case study vignettes, which provide implications for human development and, by extension, counseling and education.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)