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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This was a really good book dealing with the issues of a trans-racial adoption. I enjoyed reading it and learned alot. I would definately recommend this one to anyone else adopting across racial lines. Read full review

"Are those kids yours?": American families with children adopted from other countries

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As the adoptive mother of two Korean girls, Register has often been presented with this remark, either spoken or implied. Yes, the girls are "hers,'' now, but the question does bring out some of the ... Read full review


Children in Need of Families
Families in Search of Children
Making the Match
Coming Together
Becoming a Family
Telling the Story
What Are You?
Back to Beginnings J 83
The Global Family
Selected Reading List 23 J Index

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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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