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The Resource In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption, Rhonda M. Roorda

In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption, Rhonda M. Roorda

Label
In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption
Title
In their voices
Title remainder
Black Americans on transracial adoption
Statement of responsibility
Rhonda M. Roorda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While many proponents of transracial adoption claim that American society is increasingly becoming "color-blind," a growing body of research reveals that for transracial adoptees of all backgrounds, racial identity does matter. Rhonda M. Roorda elaborates on that finding, studying the effects of the adoption of black and biracial children by white parents. She incorporates diverse perspectives on transracial adoption by concerned black Americans of various ages, including those who lived through Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. All her interviewees have been involved either personally or professionally in the lives of transracial adoptees, and they offer strategies for navigating systemic racial inequalities while affirming the importance of black communities in the lives of transracial adoptive families. "In Their Voices" is for parents, child-welfare providers, social workers, psychologists, educators, therapists, and adoptees from all backgrounds who seek clarity about this phenomenon. The author examines how social attitudes and federal policies concerning transracial adoption have changed over the last several decades. She also includes suggestions on how to revise transracial adoption policy to better reflect the needs of transracial adoptive families. Perhaps most important, "In Their Voices" is packed with advice for parents who are invested in nurturing a positive self-image in their adopted children of color and the crucial perspectives those parents should consider when raising their children. It offers adoptees of color encouragement in overcoming discrimination and explains why a "race-neutral" environment, maintained by so many white parents, is not ideal for adoptees or their families
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roorda, Rhonda M.
Dewey number
362.734089/00973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV875.64
LC item number
.R66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interracial adoption
  • Adoptees
  • African Americans
  • Adoptees
  • African Americans
  • Interracial adoption
  • United States
  • Adoption
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Etnicitet
Label
In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption, Rhonda M. Roorda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Leon W. Chestang -- Preface -- Introduction: moving beyond the controversy of the transracial adoption of black and biracial children -- Jim Crow era (1877-1954) -- Evelyn Rhodes, great grandmother and matriarch -- W. Wilson Goode Sr., first black mayor of Philadelphia (1984-92) -- Cyril C. Pinder, mentor and former national football league player -- Civil rights era (1955-72) -- Arthur E. McFarlane II, great grandson of W.E.B. du Bois and advocate for the preservation of cultural heritage -- Lora Kay (pseudonym), principal of a charter school in Washington, D.C -- Chester Jackson, professional adoption worker and adoptive father -- Henry Allen, professor of sociology -- Post-civil rights era (1973-present) -- Vershawn A. Young, author and scholar -- Michelle M. Hughes, adoption attorney and adoptive mother -- Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of Curls -- Deneta Howland Sells, physician and civil rights advocate -- Tabitha, child welfare bureau chief -- Bryan Post, CEO of the Post Institute for Family-Centered Therapy and adoptee -- Shilease Hofmann, spouse of a transracial adoptee -- Chelsey Hines, foster care alumna and transracial adoptee -- Demetrius Walker, entrepreneur and cofounder of the dN/BE Apparel -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- Appendix: multicultural adoption plan
Control code
ocn907060358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780231540483
Lccn
2015011197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231172219
  • (OCoLC)907060358
Label
In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption, Rhonda M. Roorda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Leon W. Chestang -- Preface -- Introduction: moving beyond the controversy of the transracial adoption of black and biracial children -- Jim Crow era (1877-1954) -- Evelyn Rhodes, great grandmother and matriarch -- W. Wilson Goode Sr., first black mayor of Philadelphia (1984-92) -- Cyril C. Pinder, mentor and former national football league player -- Civil rights era (1955-72) -- Arthur E. McFarlane II, great grandson of W.E.B. du Bois and advocate for the preservation of cultural heritage -- Lora Kay (pseudonym), principal of a charter school in Washington, D.C -- Chester Jackson, professional adoption worker and adoptive father -- Henry Allen, professor of sociology -- Post-civil rights era (1973-present) -- Vershawn A. Young, author and scholar -- Michelle M. Hughes, adoption attorney and adoptive mother -- Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of Curls -- Deneta Howland Sells, physician and civil rights advocate -- Tabitha, child welfare bureau chief -- Bryan Post, CEO of the Post Institute for Family-Centered Therapy and adoptee -- Shilease Hofmann, spouse of a transracial adoptee -- Chelsey Hines, foster care alumna and transracial adoptee -- Demetrius Walker, entrepreneur and cofounder of the dN/BE Apparel -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- Appendix: multicultural adoption plan
Control code
ocn907060358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780231540483
Lccn
2015011197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231172219
  • (OCoLC)907060358

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