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Author Simon, Rita
Title In Their Parents' Voices : Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2007
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Descript 1 online resource (237 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- PART 1 The Children from In Their Own Voices -- Author's Note -- PART 2 The Parents -- John and Marian Pelton -- Jim and Alice Bandstra -- Jim and Kathy Stapert -- Ron and Dorothy -- Paul Goff -- Barbara Tremitiere -- Nora Anker -- Marjorie Gray -- Edson and Judith Bigelow -- Aaldert and Elisabeth Mennega -- Rikk Larsen -- Charles and Pam Adams -- David and Lola Himrod -- Ken an Jean -- Winnie -- Rodney and Joyce Perry -- PART 3 Conclusion -- Afterword -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments
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. The book has since become a standard resource for families and practitioners. 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. Simon and Roorda's candid interviews shed light on the issues these parents encountered while raising their children and reveal whether they received adequate preparation and training from social work professionals and adoption agencies. The authors explore what role race played during thirty plus years of parenting, what lessons these parents learned about themselves, and whether they would recommend transracial adoption to others. Combining trenchant historical and political data with absorbing firsthand narratives, Simon and Roorda once more bring a unique scholarly and human dimension to the literature on transracial adoption
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Simon, Rita In Their Parents' Voices : Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees New York : Columbia University Press,c2007 9780231141376
Subject Adoptive parents - United States
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Alt Author Roorda, Rhonda
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