The perfect starting point for parents of transracially adopted children and those who are considering adopting transracially. The Interracial Adoption Option is a personal guide to interracial adoption which draws on the lives and experiences of the authors, a white US couple, who adopt two African-American children. Starting from their decision to adopt their first child interracially, it describes the situations and decisions that followed as a result of their child's racial background. The authors' combine their personal experiences with practical advice. They address common issues like where to live, how to choose a doctor and how to take care of your child's hair and skin. They also tackle difficult questions such as, 'Does race matter?' 'Why is a healthy racial identity important?' and 'What do I do if I suspect my child is being treated unfairly because of his/her race?' An accessible introduction to the complex world of interracial adoption, this book is the first book you need to read if you are thinking of adopting transracially or have done so already.Not all of them were convinced initially that we were doing the right thing by adopting a black child. One friend expressed concern that we didna#39;t fully understand how much we would need to teach our child about racism, and all of them told us they would be watching ... We contacted numerous adoption agencies but knew no one who had recently adopted a child and could help us negotiate the process.
|Title||:||The Interracial Adoption Option|
|Author||:||Marlene Fine, Fern Johnson|
|Publisher||:||Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2013-09-21|