Parenting in transracial adoption : real questions and real answers /

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Author / Creator:Hoyt-Oliver, Jane, author.
Imprint:Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An imprint ofABC-CLIO, LLC [2016]
Description:xix, 171 pages ; 24 cm
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Straughan, Hope Haslam, author.
Schooler, Jayne E., author.
ISBN:9781440837029 (hardback)
1440837023 (hardback)
9781440837036 (ebook)
Summary:Anchored in a qualitative study of parents who have adopted children identified as being of a different race, this book draws from the real-life experiences of those parents to raise and respond to questions that arise before, during, and after transracial adoption. Its goal: to help adoptive parents (and child welfare professionals) understand the underlying racial challenges in a transracial adoption so they can help their children cope.--Jacket flap.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. In Her Voice: Michelle
  • Chapter 2. I Never Thought about Race Growing Up
  • Chapter 3. Dealing with Race in the Extended Family and Community
  • Chapter 4. Hair as a Metaphor: Entering into the Culture of Your Child
  • Chapter 5. In His Voice: Kevin
  • Chapter 6. Parenting between Cultures: Important Considerations for Parents
  • Chapter 7. Parenting a Tratisracially Adopted Child with a History of Trauma
  • Chapter 8. Adoption Communication within the Transracial Adoptive Family
  • Chapter 9. In Her Voice: Angela
  • Chapter 10. Conversations with Practitioners: What Adoption Professionals Want Parents to Consider
  • Appendix: Resources for Further Information
  • About the Authors and Contributors
  • Index