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In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees
     

In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees

by Rita J. Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda
 

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ISBN-10: 0231141378

ISBN-13: 9780231141376

Pub. Date: 09/25/2007

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories shared the experiences of twenty-four black and biracial children who had been adopted into white families in the late 1960s and 70s. The book has since become a standard resource for families and practitioners, and now, in this sequel, we hear from the parents

Overview

Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories shared the experiences of twenty-four black and biracial children who had been adopted into white families in the late 1960s and 70s. The book has since become a standard resource for families and practitioners, and now, in this sequel, we hear from the parents of these remarkable families and learn what it was like for them to raise children across racial and cultural lines.

These candid interviews shed light on the issues these parents encountered, what part race played during thirty plus years of parenting, what they learned about themselves, and whether they would recommend transracial adoption to others. Combining trenchant historical and political data with absorbing firsthand accounts, Simon and Roorda once more bring an academic and human dimension to the literature on transracial adoption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231141376
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,301,495
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1: The Children from In Their Own Voices
Author's Note
Part 2: The Parents
John and Marian Pelton
James and Alice Bandstra
Jim and Kathy Stapert
Ron and Dorothy
Paul Goff
Barbara Tremitiere
Nora Anker
Marjorie Gray
Edson and Judith Bigelow
Aaldert and Elisabeth Mennega
Rikk Larsen
Charles and Pam Adams
David and Lola Himrod
Ken and Jean
Winnie
Rodney and Joyce Perry
Part 3: Conclusion
Afterword
Postscript
Acknowledgments

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