Transracial Resources

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The resources below were identified by Deb Reisner, NACAC’s parent support specialist who facilitates NACAC’s support services for transracial adoptive families in Minnesota.

Blogs, Videos, and Websites by Transracial Adoptees

Books by Transracial Adoptees

  • In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption by Rhonda M. Roorda
  • Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption by Jane Jeong Tranka, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin, Editors
  • After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Americans by Sook Wilkinson and Nancy Fox
  • In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita Simon and Rhonda Roorda
  • Once They Hear My Name edited by Marilyn Lammert and Mary Ann Hess
  • Parenting as Adoptees by Adam Chau and Kevin Ost-Vollmers
  • Growing Up Black In White by Kevin D. Hoffman
  • Flip the Script: Adult Adoptee Anthology (The AN-YA Project) by M.C. Maltempo
  • Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space (The AN-YA Project) by Diane Rene Christian
  • The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee by Susan Harris O’Connor
  • Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib by Jaiya John
  • Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees by Abby Forero-Hilty (and 18 additional authors)
  • Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth edited by Diane René Christian and Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, PhD

Categories: Parenting, Transracial, Youth

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