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The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option

Creating a Family Across Race

Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson

Paperback: £12.99 / $19.95

2013, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-930-5, BIC 2: VFVK JKSF JKSN

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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.

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What is “the Talk” and Why is it Important for Interracial Families?

27 August 2013

What is “the Talk” and why is it important for interracial families? The authors of The Interracial Adoption Option explain, sharing their personal experiences as white adoptive parents of two African-American children. “The Talk” Marlene G. Fine & Fern L. Johnson Even casual news watchers in the U.S. over the last several months are aware...