Catalogue by titles / In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

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ISS/IRC Code COM-INTERACIAL ENG-018
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Title In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
Author SIMON Rita
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Date published/issue 00-00-2000
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
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Publisher Columbia University Press, New York, www.columbia.edu/cu/cup
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ISBN 0 231 11829 5
Type of material Book
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Document description Testimony
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Legislation-comment
Interacial
Child-interest
Free text The authors introduce the subject of transracial adoption in the United States with a historical perspective of this practice as it grew in the 1960's and later was opposed primarily by the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) and leaders of black political organizations in the early 1970's. Part I presents the results of studies conducted with transracial adoptive families, including the Simon-Alstein Longitudinal Survey which ran from 1971 to 1991 and that concluded with positive evaluations by transracial adoptees of their experience. Part II is the account of twenty-four interviews with respondents between the ages of 22 and 28 years who were raised in transracial placements.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
Social work -->
Potential users
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents
Children