In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
Columbia University Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 392 pages
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.
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Review: In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their StoriesUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
This book was such a disappointment. In part, that's due to its age. Published in 2000, the authors conducted interviews with 24 participants about their experiences being adopted into a family of ... Read full review
Review: In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their StoriesUser Review - Morgan Galonski - Goodreads
Good advice for people considering transracial adoption. Read full review