Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories

Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories

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by Heather Ahn-Redding, Rita J. 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. The authors conducted in-depth interviews in order to understand and examine the adoptees' attitudes towards identity, culture, race, and parenting within a

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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.

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.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739118566
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(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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Intercountry Adoptees Tell Their Stories 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a work of fiction. I am the biological mother of Adam. Adam was never removed from my care. Adam was asked to leave my house when he was 18 or 19 because of his drug and alcohol abuse. This was after 3 hospitalizations and an untold number of tears. When Adam moved in with a family in Detroit he was 18 or 19 years old not 8 or 9 as he stated. Adam was born in a very small town in Michigan not Detroit. At 8 or 9 years old we lived in California and Adam was a Cub Scout and involved with youth soccer. I was a Den Mother and District Commissioner for Boy Scouts. I also was very involved with PTA serving as Vice-President for 2 years. The Adam chapter is all lies and I am very angry and hurt that facts weren't checked out.