Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories

Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Heather Ahn-Redding, Rita James Simon
     
 

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' attitudes toward identity, culture, race, and parenting within a multicultural household. The men and women interviewed in this study offer the readers a detailed and… See more details below

Overview

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' attitudes toward 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 that 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.

About the Author:
Heather Ahn-Redding is assistant professor of criminal justice at High Point University, North Carolina

About the Author:
Rita J. Simon is professor of justice, law, and society at American University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739118559
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/09/2007
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.

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Intercountry Adoption
Introduction to Interviews
Interviews
Korean
Jodi     31
Terry Boesch     41
Carrie     61
Christine Simpson     74
Casey Stell     85
Kate     99
Lisa Lim     110
Tony     130
Chris Dum     144
Vietnamese
Benjamin Nguyen Wexler     153
Ryan Killacky     164
Justine Case     178
Jennifer     189
Hispanic-Latino
Maria     206
Polly Bettencourt     227
Michele Matthis     238
Judith Craig     250
Tim     261
United States: African American
Teresa Doniger     277
United States: Caucasian
Adam Sackett     293
Flutie     317
Summary and Concluding Remarks
Bibliography     327
Index     329
About the Authors     339

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