Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories

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Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories reflects the thoughts and experiences of adult transracial adoptees. The authors conducted in-depth interviews in order to understand and examine the adoptees. The authors conducted in-depth interviews in order to understand and examine the adoptees' attitudes towards identity, culture, race, and parenting within a multicultural household. The men and women interviewed in this study offer the readers a detailed and personal glimpse into their worlds. They represent a range of positive and negative adoption stories and describe the complexities of ethnic identity formation. Each experience related in this volume is unique not only in demographic characteristics, but in the journey each participant has undertaken in his or her transition to adulthood and identity formation. What emerges from the interviews is a broad collection of voices speaking out from all corners of the country about their adoption.

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Editorial Reviews

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, June 2009 - Lynn Baxter
Worth reading.
Howard Altstein
Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories includes fascinating interviews with adult African-American, Asian, Hispanic and white interracial adoptees born in many parts of the world including the U.S. The in-depth interviews speak for themselves revealing how being interracially adopted has effected these individual's perceptions of themselves as men and women, how they see their adopted and birth families, and how their multi-racial experiences coincides within a world often defined in racial terms. For a family thinking about interracial adoption, this is a 'must read.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739118559
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/9/2007
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Ahn-Redding is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at High Point University, North Carolina. Rita J. Simon is Professor of Justice, Law and Society at American University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Intercountry Adoption Part 3 Introduction to Interviews Part 4 Interviews Chapter 5 Korean Chapter 6 Vietnamese Chapter 7 Hispanic-Latino Chapter 8 USA: African American Chapter 9 USA: Caucasian Part 10 Summary and Concluding Remarks

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