In Their Siblings' Voices: White Non-Adopted Siblings Talk About Their Experiences Being Raised with Black and Biracial Brothers and Sisters

In Their Siblings' Voices: White Non-Adopted Siblings Talk About Their Experiences Being Raised with Black and Biracial Brothers and Sisters

by Rita J. Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda
     
 

In Their Siblings' Voices shares the stories of twenty white non-adopted siblings who grew up with black or biracial brothers and sisters in the late 1960s and 1970s. Belonging to the same families profiled in Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories and In Their Parents' Voices:

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In Their Siblings' Voices shares the stories of twenty white non-adopted siblings who grew up with black or biracial brothers and sisters in the late 1960s and 1970s. Belonging to the same families profiled in Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories and In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees, these siblings offer their perspectives on the multiracial adoption experience, which, for them, played out against the backdrop of two tumultuous, politically charged decades. Simon and Roorda question whether professionals and adoption agencies adequately trained these children in the challenges presented by blended families, and they ask if, after more than thirty years, race still matters. Few books cover both the academic and the human dimensions of this issue. In Their Siblings' Voices helps readers fully grasp the dynamic of living in a multiracial household and its effect on friends, school, and community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231148511
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface, by Rhonda M. RoordaAcknowledgmentsPart I. Argument, Rhetoric, and Data for and Against Transracial Adoption Legal Status, History, and Review of Empirical WorkPart II. Siblings Tell Their Stories IntroductionShecara's Siblings: Dan Baker and Tom BakerLaurie's Sibling: Adam GoffChantel's and Nicolle's Siblings: Scott Tremitiere and Michelle ZechRachel's Siblings: Kathy Mulder, Mary Ann Pals, and Lynn MillerRhonda's Siblings: Christopher "Duffy" Roorda and Jean RoordaKeith's Sibling: Hilary TomassonDaniel's Siblings: Yvonne Thornton, Annette VanVoorst, and Michelle MennegaTage's Sibling: Anika Larsen David's Siblings: Chuck Adams and Mike AdamsPete's Sibling: Catherine TylerBritton's Siblings: Amanda Perry and Seth PerryPart III. Implications of Siblings' Voices on Transracial Adoption Closing CommentsAfterword, by Rhonda M. Roorda

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