Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America

Birthmarks Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America Can White parents teach their Black children African American culture and history Can they impart to them the survival skills necessary to survive in the racially stratified United States Concerns ove

  • Title: Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America
  • Author: Sandra Patton
  • ISBN: 9780814766828
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can White parents teach their Black children African American culture and history Can they impart to them the survival skills necessary to survive in the racially stratified United States Concerns over racial identity have been at the center of controversies over transracial adoption since the 1970s, as questions continually arise about whether White parents are capableCan White parents teach their Black children African American culture and history Can they impart to them the survival skills necessary to survive in the racially stratified United States Concerns over racial identity have been at the center of controversies over transracial adoption since the 1970s, as questions continually arise about whether White parents are capable of instilling a positive sense of African American identity in their Black children An empathetic study of meanings of cross racial adoption to adoptees Law and Politics Book Review, Vol 11, No 11, Nov 2001Through in depth interviews with adult transracial adoptees, as well as with social workers in adoption agencies, Sandra Patton, herself an adoptee, explores the social construction of race, identity, gender, and family and the ways in which these interact with public policy about adoption Patton offers a compelling overview of the issues at stake in transracial adoption She discusses recent changes in adoption and social welfare policy which prohibit consideration of race in the placement of children, as well as public policy definitions of bad mothers which can foster coerced aspects of adoption, to show how the lives of transracial adoptees have been shaped by the policies of the U.S child welfare system.Neither an argument for nor against the practice of transracial adoption, BirthMarks seeks to counter the dominant public view of this practice as a panacea to the so called epidemic of illegitimacy and the misfortune of infertility among the middle class with a nuanced view that gives voice to those directly involved, shedding light on the ways in which Black and multiracial adoptees articulate their own identity experiences.

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  • This book was poorly laid out. The author didn't present a central thesis and throughout the book she made statements which were contradictory to each other.


  • This is an incredibly hard and boring read! We are in the process of adoption and I grabbed this book at the library hoping to learn as much as I could about adoption, but this book gave me very little insight into the adopted child, adoption life, or parental roles in adoption. Also, I do not feel as though I have grown up in a racist era or area, so I grabbed this book thinking maybe there is something I was missing. The author is a white woman adopted into a white family. Also, she only talks [...]


  • This book is not at all how it is described. The description makes it sound as if the book is an unbiased study of translation adoptions. It is not at all an educated study even though it drags on like a research paper. The author has a very clear opinion of the history of transracial adoption. All interviews are cropped to support her opinion. Transracial adoptees who were fine with their placement are labeled and attacked. I was hoping this book would give me a very clear unbiased view from so [...]


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