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In Their Own Voices

After purchasing this book it sat on my bookshelf for more than a year before I took the time to read it.  The book is based on a set of interviews with transracial adoptees and gives a good idea of the challenges they faced during their up bringing. I found the book really informative and it gave me a lot of insight into what challenges my children may face as they grow up. More than anything I finished off the book feeling that it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that my children are exposed as much as possible to their birth cultures and languages.  In this way I hope that I can empower them with choices and knowledge. Read it and let me hear what you think.


In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

In Their Own Voices - Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita J Simon & Rhonda Roorda. 

Customer Review

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally I am not alone, October 1, 2000
By  Khatrina
I really enjoyed this book and it let me see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Becaue I am adopted in a white home and Birracial the times have been hard however, with this book I feel like I am not the only one in that kind of situation. This book has helped me discover the true me, and also helped me to realize that if I am not true to myself I am only hurting myself. I wish there were more books like this on the market, and I would recommend it to anyone who is adopted or raising a minority child in a white home.