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In Their Own Voices : Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
by Rita James Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda


Overview - Nearly forty years after researchers first sought to determine the effects, if any, on children adopted by families whose racial or ethnic background differed from their own, the debate over transracial adoption continues. In this collection of interviews conducted with black and biracial young adults who were adopted by white parents, the authors present the personal stories of two dozen individuals who hail from a wide range of religious, economic, political, and professional backgrounds.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Nearly forty years after researchers first sought to determine the effects, if any, on children adopted by families whose racial or ethnic background differed from their own, the debate over transracial adoption continues. In this collection of interviews conducted with black and biracial young adults who were adopted by white parents, the authors present the personal stories of two dozen individuals who hail from a wide range of religious, economic, political, and professional backgrounds. How does the experience affect their racial and social identities, their choice of friends and marital partners, and their lifestyles? In addition to interviews, the book includes overviews of both the history and current legal status of transracial adoption. -Those of us who believe in transracial adoptions owe Ms. Simon a continuing debt of gratitude. -Former senator Howard M. Metzenbaum -author of the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231118293
  • ISBN-10: 0231118295
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publish Date: June 2000
  • Page Count: 480
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.03 x 6.08 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.23 pounds


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