The Interracial Adoption Option
168 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Oct 2013

The Interracial Adoption Option

Creating a Family Across Race

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The perfect starting point for parents of transracially adoptedchildren and those who are considering adopting transracially. TheInterracial Adoption Option is a personal guide to interracialadoption which draws on the lives and experiences of the authors, awhite US couple, who adopt two African-American children. Starting fromtheir decision to adopt their first child interracially, it describesthe situations and decisions that followed as a result of theirchild's racial background. The authors' combine their personalexperiences with practical advice. They address common issues likewhere to live, how to choose a doctor and how to take care of yourchild's hair and skin. They also tackle difficult questions suchas, 'Does race matter?' 'Why is a healthy racial identityimportant?' and 'What do I do if I suspect my child is beingtreated unfairly because of his/her race?' An accessibleintroduction to the complex world of interracial adoption, this book isthe first book you need to read if you are thinking of adoptingtransracially or have done so already.

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