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
     
 

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

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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
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: The Children from In Their Own Voices Author's NotePart 2: The Parents John and Marian PeltonJames and Alice BandstraJim and Kathy StapertRon and Dorothy Paul GoffBarbara TremitiereNora AnkerMarjorie GrayEdson and Judith BigelowAaldert and Elisabeth MennegaRikk LarsenCharles and Pam AdamsDavid and Lola Himrod Ken and Jean Winnie Rodney and Joyce Perry Part 3: Conclusion AfterwordPostscriptAcknowledgments

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