Research support for transracial adoption
We fully recognize the phenomenon of transracial adoption
as an expedient for white folk, not as an altruistic humane concern for black children.
Selling Transracial Adoption
: Families, Markets, and the Color Line
One participant reported learning about adoption or transracial adoption
in graduate school; three participants received postgraduate continuing education training related to adoption; and seven reported no training in adoption or transracial adoption
'Living at the margins of difference': Transnational and transracial adoption
and the re-formulation of the American family and of its members' assumptions.
People don't know you have to be tough to get through that transracial adoption
international and transracial adoption
came to the forefront of the
Judith Martin and Gail Trimberger delve into Jaiya John's autobiographical Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib to examine the trauma caused by "colour blind" mothering in transracial adoptions
. Complementing this study, Elisha Marr asks us to "consider how the act of transracial adoption
perpetuates the structural race and class inequality responsible for creating the environment in which transracial placements are necessary." Other chapters look at mothering children with disabilities, lesbian adoption and the cultural influence of language and law, examining further who gets to be a mother and who gets to be mothered.
Interracial and multi-ethnic families formed through intermarriage and transracial adoption
are on the rise in the context of globalization, transforming our familiar assumptions about what a family should be.
Peyton, like many other participants in our study, was aware that transracial adoption
is a complex subject and a constant journey of learning.
With a similar goal in mind, "The Adoption of Frances T" complicates our understanding of Canadian settler-colonial history by looking at a compelling case of transracial adoption
, where, in the 1930s, a young mixed-ethnicity girl was adopted by First Nations parents.
In this section, I also discuss the similarity between the author's recommendation of interracial marriage in this context and his support in prior scholarship of transracial adoption
to address the issue of the disproportionate number of African-American children in the foster care system.