The Hybrid Family: Understanding Trans-Ethnic Adoptive Parenting.
Franklin Gray, Beckett.
Publication Information: Pixelvoice
Intended for mental health professionals, adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents, this workbook explains the specific implications and concerns involved in trans-ethnic adoptive parenting. Information is provided on: the definition of adoption, open versus closed adoptions, healthy adoption language, adoption waiting and placement, adoptee origin, history, and impact, adoption attachment, adoption dissolution, ethnic identity and adoption, trans-ethnic family identity, birth family and relinquishment, Lifebooks, children with special needs, retaining the language of birth, heritage trips and camps, trans-ethnic adoption success tips, trans-ethic adoption ad school, experiences of trans-ethnic adoptive parents, trans-ethnic adoptions of the past, the political history of inter-country adoption, lessons learned from Native American and African American adoption history, and the trans-ethnic adoption timeline. Personal reflections from adoptive parents and professionals are shared throughout the workbook, and writing space is provided to encourage reflective reading. 49 references.
adoptive parent support groups; post adoption services; older child placement; parenting; evidence based practice; Transracial adoption; Historical perspective; Adoption trends; Children with disabilities; Waiting children; Ethnic identity; Racial attitudes; Racism