Are Those Kids Yours?: American Families With Children Adopted From Other Countries

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Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Cherie Register drawns on her experience as the mother of two Korean-born daughters and interviews with adoptive families to illustated the special challenges multicultural families face.
  

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User Review  - Trish - Goodreads

Outdated but provides some good foot for thought and possible strategies for dealing with issues that are likely to arise. Read full review

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User Review  - Betsy - Goodreads

Though a little outdated (the book was published in 1990), this book offers great insight for parents adopting outside the United States and could be helpful for parents adopting transracially ... Read full review

Contents

Children in Need of Families
1
Families in Search of Children
24
Making the Match
44
Coming Together
68
Becoming a Family
95
Telling the Story
121
What Are You?
151
Back to Beginnings J 83
183
The Global Family
208
Selected Reading List 23 J Index
236
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About the author (1991)

Cheri Register often tells people her University of Chicago Ph.D. really stands for "Packinghouse Daughter." The opening chapter of "Packinghouse Daughter" was cited as a Notable Essay in "Best American Essays 1996." Other excerpts have appeared in "Hungry Mind Review, University of Chicago Magazine, " and the book "Is Academic Feminism Dead?" Her work on this memoir has earned a Jerome Travel and Study Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, and grants from the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Historical Society. Her other books include "The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life" (formerly titled "Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion") and ""Are Those Kids Yours?": American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries." She has published many essays in magazines, literary journals, and anthologies, and is known for her early work in feminist literary criticism and Scandinavian literature. A writer of creative nonfiction, Register now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she also lives.

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