In Their Siblings' Voices

In Their Siblings' Voices

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In Their Siblings' Voices shares the stories of twenty white non-adopted siblings who grew up with black or biracial brothers and sisters in the late 1960s and 1970s. Belonging to the same families profiled in Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories and In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees, these siblings offer their perspectives on the multiracial adoption experience, which, for them, played out against the backdrop of two tumultuous, politically charged decades. Simon and Roorda question whether professionals and adoption agencies adequately trained these children in the challenges presented by blended families, and they ask if, after more than thirty years, race still matters. Few books cover both the academic and the human dimensions of this issue. In Their Siblings' Voices helps readers fully grasp the dynamic of living in a multiracial household and its effect on friends, school, and community.all for it, and, secondarily, I am going to go outside and look for help to raise that kid. ... Her father would have been in the NBA [National Basketball Association] had he not suffered a serious car accident. That is ... We, the Tremitiere family, probably influenced her to some degree to achieve as much as she could, but the ability that she had and the things that are part of her ... Why do you think Angelina Jolie or other celebrities do not consider the opportunity of adopting domestically?

Title:In Their Siblings' Voices
Author:Rita James Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2009


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