More Than A Single Story: Transracial Adoptee Voices

A definition: Transracial or transcultural adoption means placing a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of another race or ethnic group. In the United States these terms usually refer to the placement of children of color or children from another country with Caucasian adoptive parents. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_trans.pdf

Another definition: Transracial adoption refers to the process of placing a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of another race or ethnic group.”In the U.S., transracial adoption is the placement of children of color or children from another country with Caucasian adoptive parents. ” https://definitions.uslegal.com/t/transracial-adoption/

One of the themes that emerges across ‘transracial’ adoptee experiences is that of the white savior. You, adoptee, are so lucky that we chose you to be a part of our family, to share our resources, to gain access to our privileges…. I wonder, given the two definitions above, two of the top choices on Google… is there a correlation?

In this segment of Urban Agenda, I’m joined by Author & Founder of ‘More Than A Single Story’, Dr. Carolyn Holbrook, Dr. Jonathan Lofgren, and Melissa Olson to talk about their experiences as adoptees and children of transracial adoptees. It’s a powerful listen. I hope you can dig it!

Aluta Continua.

Published by Urban Agenda Media

I am the Creator and Host of ‘Urban Agenda’ on KMOJ Radio, Minnesota’s oldest Black radio station! I also host the podcast ‘Black Market Reads’ for the Givens Foundation for African American Literature!

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