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Parenting in Transracial Adoption Real Questions and Real Answers

Parenting in Transracial Adoption  Real Questions and Real Answers Author Jane Hoyt-Oliver Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781440837036
Release 2016-02-12
Pages 171
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An essential resource for transracially adoptive parents and the professionals who serve them, this book offers practical strategies for helping a transracially adopted child through the challenges he or she may face. • Includes advice and questions for discussion and thought by parents considering transracial adoption; for parents already on the journey with older children, the authors examine racial identity development • Offers concrete strategies for parents parenting a child from a different race • Provides practical steps related to managing influences and opinions from within the extended family and the community • Suggests ways parents can learn from members of their child's racial community—and how to manage challenges that arise in transracial adoption situations • Shares the stories of three adults who were transracial adoptees as well as vignettes from (and interviews with) dozens of parents who were involved in transracial adoptions



The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option Author Marlene Fine
ISBN-10 9780857007179
Release 2013-09-21
Pages 160
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The perfect starting point for parents of transracially adopted children and those who are considering adopting transracially. The Interracial Adoption Option is a personal guide to interracial adoption which draws on the lives and experiences of the authors, a white US couple, who adopt two African-American children. Starting from their decision to adopt their first child interracially, it describes the situations and decisions that followed as a result of their child's racial background. The authors' combine their personal experiences with practical advice. They address common issues like where to live, how to choose a doctor and how to take care of your child's hair and skin. They also tackle difficult questions such as, 'Does race matter?' 'Why is a healthy racial identity important?' and 'What do I do if I suspect my child is being treated unfairly because of his/her race?' An accessible introduction to the complex world of interracial adoption, this book is the first book you need to read if you are thinking of adopting transracially or have done so already.



You re Not My Real Mother

You re Not My Real Mother Author Molly Friedrich
ISBN-10 9780316089128
Release 2009-10-31
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After an adoptive mother tells her daughter all the reasons that she is her "real mother," the young girl realizes that her mother is right, even though they do not look alike.



Real Parents Real Children

Real Parents  Real Children Author Holly Van Gulden
ISBN-10 0824513681
Release 1993
Pages 279
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A leading authority on adoption and an award-winning writer bring wisdom and clarity to situations important to all adoptive parents. Real Parents, Real Children goes beyond the question of when to tell children they are adopted with practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about adoption - not just once but throughout childhood, adolescence, and into young adulthood - and how to help them through the rougher points of growing up adopted. Authors Holly van Gulden and Lisa Bartels-Rabb offer insight into how adopted children at each age commonly think and feel about being adopted. They also explain how and why adopted children grieve for their birth parents and suggest ways adoptive parents can help them come to a healthy resolution of this grief. For prospective parents, the authors discuss ways to prepare themselves and the child they are about to adopt for the new family union. Throughout, the special concerns and challenges of interracial, international, and older-child adoptions are also addressed. Though written with parents in mind, Real Parents, Real Children provides the clinical information that professional therapists, counselors, and placement workers must have if they are to truly be of help to adoptive families at every stage of their lives. Real Parents, Real Children fills a real gap in adoption literature and offers confidence and assurance as well as sought-after answers to lifelong question.



Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption Author Gail Steinberg
ISBN-10 9780857006424
Release 2012-02-15
Pages 406
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Inside Transracial Adoption provides creative, confident and pro-active guidance on how to build close, loving, and very real families consisting of individuals who are proud and culturally competent members of differing races. Drawing on research and personal experience, Steinberg and Hall offer detailed, step-by-step, get-real guidance for families about tough issues they have to face relating to race and adoption in domestic or international transracial adoptions: What's "normal?" Where do we live and go to school? Does class have an influence? How do children develop racial identity? What kind of impact does being raised by white parents have on a black child? Combining humor with empathy and hard truths, this book is an established classic guide to living Inside Transracial Adoption. It is essential reading for parents and the people who support them: whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans.



Lionheart

Lionheart Author Jodie Hampshire
ISBN-10 0648116808
Release 2017-09
Pages 324
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This is the book the authors, each an adoptive parent, wished for at the start of their journeys to raise healthy and resilient adopted children and stay sane in the process. It honestly and humorously shares their issues, mistakes and triumphs - from the early days, the central issue of trauma, behavioural challenges, the therapy toolbox and parental self-care.



Transracial Adoption and Foster Care

Transracial Adoption and Foster Care Author Joseph Crumbley
ISBN-10 0878687173
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 158
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The purpose of this book is to go beyond the arguments and ask the question : How do we as professionals help children and families make transracial adoptions and foster placements work? The author describes specific ways that practitioners can work with transracial families to ensure that children develop positive racial and cultural identities, as well as how professionals can better serve these families. He also addresses such professional concerns as cultural competence and recruitment of minority adoptive and foster parents. Case studies and "myths" of transracial adoption provide valuable background information for child welfare professionals.



Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child Author Kathy Lancaster
ISBN-10 0764140973
Release 2009
Pages 198
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Provides advice to parents on all aspects of adoption, including preparing for placement, bonding with an adopted child, coping with a child's problems, and interracial and international adoption.



Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine Author Rachel Garlinghouse
ISBN-10 1478310863
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 229
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Are you prepared to adopt and parent transracially? Transracial adoption can be a daunting and exhilarating journey. At times you feel incredibly isolated and lost. However, with this conversational and practical guide in hand, you will be able to adopt with confidence and parent with education, empathy, and enthusiasm. Whether you are new to adoption, a seasoned adoptive parent, or you are an adoptee, birth parent, or adoption professional, COME RAIN OR COME SHINE will enhance your understanding and appreciation for transracial adoption. The book contains extensive resource lists, discussion/reflection questions for adoptive parents, and advice and research from experts in the adoption field. Recommended by MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: "We had an amazing guest on the MHP show about a year ago who is white and raising black adopted children, Rachel Garlinghouse. I love her book Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parent's Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children." (from Jezebel, Melissa Harris-Perry Answers Your Questions, 4/6/14) Over 1,000 copies sold!



Cross Cultural Adoption

Cross Cultural Adoption Author Caryn Abramowitz
ISBN-10 1621571866
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 160
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Families who adopt children from other countries are faced with myriad questions—from friends, coworkers, family members, classmates, and caretakers alike. If left unanswered, these questions can spawn misunderstanding and hurtful remarks capable of shattering a vulnerable child's sense of belonging: "She's not my real cousin! She's Chinese!" Drawing from their experiences as adoptive parents of foreign-born children, authors Caryn Abramowitz and Amy Coughlin give us Cross-Culture Adoption, a unique guidebook to help relatives and friends of adoptive families address important questions before everyone gathers around the dinner table. International adoption rates have increased by more than 300 percent in the last decade alone. Cross-Culture Adoption responds to this face of the American family by providing you accessbile answers and information on this often sensitive subject. Written by two adoptive mothers, Cross-Culture Adoption responds to the changing face of American families by providing accessible and extremely useful information in response to some of the most common—and toughest—questions asked about cross-culture adoption. It is an invaluable learning tool for anyone whole life is touched by international adoption. Whether you're a parent or a grandparent, a teacher or a bus driver, a Little-League coach or a Girl Scout troop leader, you can make a difference. With support and understanding, you can let her know that no matter where she came from, she belongs.



Bitterroot

Bitterroot Author Susan Devan Harness
ISBN-10 9781496210869
Release 2018-07-27
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Bitterroot has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bitterroot also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bitterroot book for free.



The Lost Daughters of China

The Lost Daughters of China Author Karin Evans
ISBN-10 1585426768
Release 2008
Pages 380
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At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, this also serves as an invaluable guide for readers as they navigate the process of adopting from China.



Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption Author Deborah D. Gray
ISBN-10 9781849058902
Release 2012
Pages 393
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This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health.



Are Those Kids Yours

Are Those Kids Yours Author Cheri Register
ISBN-10 1451602456
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 256
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The question “Are those kids yours?” has a familiar ring to parents who have adopted children from South Korea, India, Colombia, the Philippines, and other countries. As natural and normal as it feels to them to be together, such families are often asked to explain their obvious difference. In rich personal stories drawn from her own experience as the mother of two Korean-born daughters and from interviews with other parents and with adopted children from six to thirty, Cheri Register both affirms the normality of internationally adoptive families and highlights the special challenges they do indeed face. The book addresses many central questions about international adoption: why children are in need of adoption outside the country of their birth, why parents choose to adopt from other countries, and how parents and children of very different origins become a “real” family. International adoption is a controversial matter in countries from which children are coming to the United States, but adoptive families have had little voice as yet in the debate. With honest, thoughtful analysis honed by personal experience, Register addresses the ethical issues inevitably raised by adoption across lines of culture, race, and social class: Are parents in the wealthier nations entitled to raise children left homeless in other parts of the world by poverty or social stigma? Is placement in another country an appropriate solution for children whose parents cannot raise them? Insightful, comprehensive, and eloquent, Are Those Kids Yours? is a unique resource for parents raising internationally adopted children and for those who are contemplating intercountry adoption as well as for the children as they grow up, their extended families and friends, and adoption and mental health professionals.



Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child Making Sense of the Past 2nd Edition

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child  Making Sense of the Past  2nd Edition Author Betsy Keefer Smalley
ISBN-10 9781440834059
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 288
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Many adopted or foster children have complex, troubling, often painful pasts. This book provides parents and professionals with sound advice on how to communicate effectively about difficult and sensitive topics, providing concrete strategies for helping adopted and foster children make sense of the past so they can enjoy a healthy, well-adjusted future. • Presents age-appropriate, specific guidelines that make an intimidating and potentially uncomfortable task straightforward, organized, and manageable • Serves to remove the fear of how to make sense of the past for foster and adopted children of all ages, allowing parents, teachers, counselors, and other caregivers to have open, honest, and beneficial dialogues with children and teens with tough pasts • Explains how children's development is impacted by separation from their birth families and identifies the issues generated by the trauma occurring before, during, and after the separation • Reveals powerful insights gained from the story of one of the first African American children to be adopted in the United States by a white family—an individual who is now middle-aged



Kin of Another Kind

Kin of Another Kind Author Cynthia Callahan
ISBN-10 9780472117581
Release 2011
Pages 191
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"The study of transracial adoption has long been dominated by historians, legal scholars, and social scientists, but with the growth of the lively field of humanistic adoption studies comes a growing understanding of the importance of cultural representations to the social meanings and even the practices of adoption itself . . . This book makes a valuable contribution in showing how important the theme of adoption has been throughout the 20th century in representations of race relations, and in showing that the adoption theme has served to challenge racial norms as well as uphold them." ---Margaret Homans, Yale University Kin of Another Kind examines American literary representations of adoption across racial lines at key moments in the 20th century to help understand adoption's literary and social significance. In juxtaposing representations of African American, American Indian, and Korean and Chinese transracial and transnational adoptions, the book traces the metaphorical significance of adoption when it appears in fiction; at the same time, aligning these groups calls attention to their unique and divergent cultural histories with adoption, which serve as important contexts for the fiction discussed. Cynthia Callahan explores the fiction of canonical authors such as William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Barbara Kingsolver, Gish Jen, and Anne Tyler and productively places it alongside lesser-known works by Robert E. Boles, Dallas Chief Eagle (Lakota), and Sui Sin Far, all works that, when reconsidered, can advance our understanding not only of adoption in literature but of 20th-century American literature in general. Cynthia Callahan is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ohio State University, Mansfield.



Talking with Young Children about Adoption

Talking with Young Children about Adoption Author Mary Watkins
ISBN-10 0300063172
Release 1995-02-01
Pages 270
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Discusses how young children make sense of the fact that they are adopted with 20 accounts of parents talking to their children about adoption.