Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. And, check out their website:. Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall; 2000; Perspectives Press, Indianapolis, Indiana I love finding a great book, especially on adoption issues, but the icing on the cake is getting to hear the author of a great book speak in person. Definitely worth reading for anyone considering adopting a child of a different race. In order to best serve children's needs, Pact provides not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race. Alperson adopted her daughter from China as a single mom. In 2010 she received the Outstanding Practitioner in Adoption Award from the Adoption Initiative at St.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Find out more at www. This book is the result of two families' experiences adoption multicultural children. You should rely only upon the professionals you employ to assist you directly with your individual circumstances. About the Author: Gail Steinberg is the adoptive mom of four grown daughters and sons: Shira Beth Gale is Korean and America Indian, Liza Anya Triggs is African American, Jeremy Ben Steinberg is African American and white, and Seth Ari Steinberg is white. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and children.
It helps that both authors have been through the process themselves. Intermingled with solid advice on child care, the authors offer thoughtful and positive advice on parenting black children, addressing key topics such as how to care for hair of black children, and instill a sense of pride in the process. The strategies and suggestions are mostly based on the authors' experiences, not research, but still good thought-provoking ideas. This book is the result of two families' experiences adoption multicultural children. Need it be said that assuming all whites are racist is a form of racism in itself? Adoption Advocates International I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Marguerite A. Practical ways to discuss adoption with children will be demonstrated.
Sort of a mixed bag of a book, but in a world where there are so few sources on transracial adoption, I appreciated just hearing people's stories and experiences. Their position is that when a child is multiracial, you should default to the minority race that seems physically most obvious. Roorda A collection of about 20 interviews with adult transracial adoptees about their experiences growing up and their perspectives on being transracially adopted. Where there is an agenda, a fertile breeding ground, and a lack of editorial input, logical fallacies are sure to sprout. Dim Sum, Bagels and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families by Myra Alperson. The authors give many examples to show the perspectives of children of transracial adoption and give parenting strategies that are healthy, positive and loving.
So, it was with great interest that I went to hear Steinberg speak. The authors tackle the very real issues; emotions, responsibilities and joys transracial adoption asks us to take on. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. A national speaker, she is also the author of numerous articles and a book, , which is filled with personal stories, practical suggestions, and theory, and delivers the message that race matters, racism is alive, and families built transracially can develop strong and binding ties. In fact, my main criticism of the book may be that it has too much.
The idea that because I'm white I am given advantages and considerations without asking for them was a eye opener to me. Combining humor with empathy and hard truths, this book is an established classic guide to living Inside Transracial Adoption. About this Item: Perspectives Pr. They argue that these children will feel inferior or will not be comfortable with their own racial culture. Beth is currently the Director of Pact, An Adoption Alliance. As a transracial parent of grown children myself I wished I had had this book when they were young. You and the entire staff are incredible - the resources, services, and love you provide to this community are beyond measure.
Beth's style is easygoing and honest and gets directly to the heart of the matter. Beth grew up a member of an adoptive family—her sister, Barbara, was adopted. They think the child would be racially and culturally deprived—some call it racial genocide—if the child were adopted by parents not of the same race. You have helped us realize that it is critically important for our son that we do everything possible to support him in his exploration of his adoption including birth family and racial identity. Beth Hall is the adoptive mom of Sofia Hall Gallagher who is Latina, and James Hall Gallagher who is African American.
That said, sometimes the advice is given in a way that does veer into self-congratulatory tones, and I have to wonder if some anecdotes played out are perfectly as they're portrayed. This book is the result of two families' experiences adoption multicultural children. Through a stimulating combination of enlightening anecdotes and wise analysis, Inside Transracial Adoption is an indispensable resource for people planning to adopt, for parents currently in transracial families and for professionals working with transracial families. If you are parenting a child of a race different than your own, you owe it to your son or daughter to read this book. The author of numerous articles, Beth lectures across the country and is committed to serving children first.
Combining humor with empathy and hard truths, this book is an established classic guide to living Inside Transracial Adoption. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. In fact, this has been the generally accepted practice in public agencies for years—although enforcement of new laws might eventually change these policies. Inside Transracial Adoption is one to be read with an open and critical mind. Additional tens of thousands of multiracial families have been formed during this period, with boys and girls adopted from foster care. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.