Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

Author: Gail Steinberg

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006516

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 817

Is transracial adoption a positive choice for kids? How can children gain their new families without losing their birth heritage? How can parents best support their children after placement? Inside Transracial Adoption is an authoritative guide to navigating the challenges and issues that parents face in the USA when they adopt a child of a different race and/or from a different culture. Filled with real-life examples and strategies for success, this book explores in depth the realities of raising a child transracially, whether in a multicultural or a predominantly white community. Readers will learn how to help children adopted transracially or transnationally build a strong sense of identity, so that they will feel at home both in their new family and in their racial group or culture of origin. This second edition incorporates the latest research on positive racial identity and multicultural families, and reflects recent developments and trends in adoption. Drawing on research, decades of experience as adoption professionals, and their own personal experience of adopting transracially, Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg offer insights for all transracial adoptive parents - from prospective first-time adopters to experienced veterans - and those who support them.

Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

Author: Gail Steinberg

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006424

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 418

View: 403

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.

Parenting in Transracial Adoption: Real Questions and Real Answers

Parenting in Transracial Adoption: Real Questions and Real Answers

Author: Jane Hoyt-Oliver Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837036

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 171

View: 467

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

Breaking the Adolescent Parent Cycle

Breaking the Adolescent Parent Cycle

Author: Jack C. Westman

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761845372

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 236

This book addresses the dilemma created by the discrepancy between our efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy and our support of adolescent parenthood, which the author argues is America's greatest unrecognized public health crisis. It is the most preventable cause of crime and welfare dependency, and because we hold no expectations for parents who conceive and give birth to children, rates of child neglect and abuse in the United States far exceed those of other developed nations. Westman explores the circumstances and values that make motherhood seem to be girls' best option and that induce males to conceive without the ability to support their children. It proposes a feasible legal procedure as the basis for ensuring that adolescents' babies have competent parents with the resources and environments they need.

In Their Voices

In Their Voices

Author: Rhonda M. Roorda

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231172214

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 322

View: 965

Forthright accounts of the diverse experiences of black men and women who have been involved in transracial adoption professionally or personally.

Brothers and Sisters in Adoption

Brothers and Sisters in Adoption

Author: Arleta James

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006436

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 544

View: 498

What about the kids already there? How do they do when a child with a challenging past joins a family by adoption? When experienced parents decide to adopt an older child or a sibling group, they jump through all kinds of bureaucratic hoops â?? background checks, interviews, group meetings, reading assignments, classes, etc. But most often the typically developing children these adults are already parenting (whether through birth or adoption) are left out of the process, informed that a new kid is coming, and simply expected to â??adjustâ?? to the addition of another sibling. The addition of a child with a history of neglect or trauma cannot be a seamless transition. The expectations of everyone involved â?? parents, new siblings, and, yes, professionals facilitating the adoption â?? must be realistic, taking into account that the new child will need special attention that may take away time and attention from the already resident kids, that family life is likely to be turned topsy turvy until appropriate counseling and support are in place, that relationships will change. Therapist Arleta James is certainly not the first person to recognize this, but she is the first to do something about it. Brothers and Sisters in Adoption offers insights and examples and sturdy, practical, proven tools for helping newly configured families prepare, accept, react, and mobilize to become a new and different family meeting the practical, physical and emotional needs of all its members. These well prepared and supported families are the ones who thrive!

The Encyclopedia of Adoption

The Encyclopedia of Adoption

Author: Christine A. Adamec

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816075041

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 433

View: 728

Includes information on the Adoption and Safe Families Act, a federal law created to encourage the adoption of foster children. This encyclopedia also includes information on other adoption issues such as laws concerning adoptions by gays and lesbians, tax issues, school and adopted children, birthfather rights, transracial adoptions, and more.

The Politics of Adoption

The Politics of Adoption

Author: Kerry O'Halloran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401797771

Category: Law

Page: 854

View: 377

This book explains, compares and evaluates the social and legal functions of adoption within a range of selected jurisdictions and on an international basis. It updates and extends the second edition published by Springer in 2009. From a standpoint of the development of adoption in England & Wales and the changes currently taking place there, it considers the process as it has evolved in other countries. It identifies themes of commonality and difference in the experience of adoption in a common law context as compared and contrasted with that of other countries. It looks at adoption in France, Sweden and other civil law countries, as well as Japan and elsewhere in Asia, including a focus on Islamic adoption. It examines the experience of indigenous people in New Zealand and Australia, contrasting the highly regulated legal process of modern western society with the traditional practice of indigenous communities such as the Maori. A new chapter studies adoption in China. The book uses the international Conventions and associated ECtHR case law to benchmark developments in national law, policy and practice and to facilitate a cross-cultural comparative analysis.

Parenting Adopted Adolescents

Parenting Adopted Adolescents

Author: Gregory Keck

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781617472503

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 976

In his newest release, Dr. Gregory C. Keck offers new insights and parenting strategies relative to adolescents, especially adopted adolescents. Parents will find humor and relief as they realize their role in their child’s journey in the adoption process.

Raising Biracial Children

Raising Biracial Children

Author: Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759114548

Category: Psychology

Page: 239

View: 710

As the multiracial population in the United States continues to rise, new models for our understanding of mixed-race children and how their conception of racial identity must be developed. A wide divide between academics who research biracial identity, and the everyday world of parents and practitioners who raise and deal with mixed-race children exists. This book aims to fill this gap by providing an extensive synthesis of the existing research in the field, as well as a model for better understanding the unique process of racial identity development for mixed-race children. Raising Biracial Children provides parents, educators, social workers, and anyone interested in multiracial issues with an accessible framework for understanding healthy mixed-race identity development and to translate those findings into practical care-giving strategies.

All the Sweeter

All the Sweeter

Author: Jean Minton

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631524967

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 317

View: 213

All the Sweeter tells the stories of families who have adopted one or more children from the US foster care system. Each of the twelve families interviewed has a dedicated chapter in which at least one representative tells their family’s adoption story. Woven through these stories are topical chapters that explore the common challenges these families face, including the complications that accompany transracial adoptions, helping children understand adoption, relationships with birth parents, and raising a traumatized child. Each year, over 50,000 children are adopted from the US Foster Care System. Informative and diverse in scope, All the Sweeter provides a resource to families considering adoption, families in the process of adoption, and families who have already adopted children from foster care—with the ultimate goal of facilitating a better life for the children they bring into their lives.