- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 29, 2001

Books


• "Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America," by Sandra Patton, New York University Press, 2000. The book contains in-depth interviews with adult transracial adoptees as well as with social workers in adoption agencies. Using these interviews, the author explores the social construction of race, identity, gender and family and the ways in which these interact with public policy about adoption.

• "In Their Own Voices," by Rita James Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda. Columbia University Press, 2000. The authors explain through a collection of interviews how the experience of interracial adoption has affected those who have lived through it.

Online

• Fertile Thoughts Inc. has a Web site (www.fertilethoughts.net) about fertility and adoption. Created by three individuals with personal interest in those subjects, the site features bulletin boards, chat rooms and resources on adoption.

Associations

• The Latin America Parents Association National Capital Region, PO Box 4403, Silver Spring, Md. 20904. Phone: 301/431-3407. Web site: www.lapa.com. LAPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding people in adopting children from Latin America as well as providing information, support and a social and cultural network for those who have adopted already.

• The Interracial Family Circle of Washington, PO Box 53291, Washington, D.C. 20009. Phone: 202/393-7866. Web site: www.geocities.com/heartland/estates/4496/. This group works to recognize and protect the rights of interracial unions and families and sponsors events to encourage multiculturalism.

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