Resources for Parents and Professionals
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Resources and links you may find useful.
Books and Readings
Ballard, R. (2009). Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be? (www.emkpress.com)
Crumbley, J. (1999). Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: Practice Issues for Professionals. CWLA Press (Child Welfare League of America)
Ford, A. (2010). Brown Babies Pink Parents.
Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association: Transracial Parenting in Foster Care and Adoption: Strengthening your Bicultural Family (Available online: www.ifapa.org)
McIntosh, P. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Available online: http://www.case.edu/president/aaction/UnpackingTheKnapsack.pdf)
Simon, R.J. (2000). In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories. Columbia University Press.
Simon, R. J. (2007). In their Parents Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees. Columbia University Press.
Steinberg, G. & B. Hall. (2000). Inside Transracial Adoption. Perspectives Press, (IN).
Trenky, J. J. (2006). Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. South End Press.
Agencies & Resources
Transracial adoption “works”, but what exactly can parents do to help ensure that their children will grow up with a happy and health with a well formed racial identity. Join our guest Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption. Natasha Sky is a multiracial woman and mother of four young multiracial children, who joined her family through birth and adoption. Natasha created the MultiracialSky website, a collection of resources for multiracial families.
DVD & Videos
Casey Family Programs. (2005). Knowing Who You Are: Helping youth in care develop their racial and ethnic identity [DVD].
Photosynthesis Productions. (1998). Struggle for Identity [DVD]. NYS Citizens’ Coalition for Children. http://www.nysccc.org/
Pact: an adoption alliance. Visible Differences: transracial parenting through adoption. http://store.yahoo.com/pactpress/tranad.html
Presentations & Handouts
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