Should Whites Adopt African American Children? One Family's Phenomenological Response (chapter in Imagining Adoption: Essays on Literature and Culture).
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An adoptive mother discusses her experiences in adopting an African American child, the challenges she faced, and her concerns about the effects of the Adoption Reform Law that forbids any racial preference in placing black children for adoption. The need for white parents who adopt minority children to be prepared for the consequences of such an adoption is emphasized. 15 references.
adoption; mass media; cultural factors; transracial adoption; African Americans; parental attitudes