In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees

In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees

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In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees by Rita J. Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda

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: 9780231512350
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC. She has published thirty-seven books and edited nineteen and is currently the editor of Gender Issues.

Rhonda M. Roorda works at an educational advocacy organization in Lansing, Michigan, and writes for Fostering Families TODAY and Adoption TODAY magazines.

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