Perspectives of transracial adopted people
People who were adopted transracially have a distinct perspective on their families and the adoption process. In this section, find resources about those perspectives.
5 Questions With Jaiya John (PDF - 245 KB)
Provides answers to five questions posed to author Jaiya John related to his experiences growing up in a transracial adoptive family.
In Search of Belonging: Reflections by Transracially Adopted People
Harris (Ed.) (2006)
Includes the contributions of more than 50 transracially adopted people in stories exploring the lifelong impact of transracial adoption.
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adopted People Tell Their Stories
Simon & Roorda (2000)
Explores the experiences of 24 adults who were adopted transracially. The adopted people address their relationship with their families and friends as they were growing up, reactions of their communities, and their perspectives on racial identity.
Native American Transracial Adopted People Tell Their Stories
Simon & Hernandez (2008)
Presents 20 interviews with Native American adopted people raised in non-Native homes that explore complex questions of cultural identity formation.
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption
Trenka, Oparah, & Shin (2006)
Includes essays, poems, and writings from transracially adopted writers and artists from around the world that portray the experience of interracial adoption.
Personal Profiles: Adopted People
Pact: An Adoption Alliance
Presents the perspectives and experiences of people adopted transracially.
Struggle for Identity: Issues in Transracial Adoption A Conversation 10 Years Later
New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children (2007)
Explores, in a two-part DVD, the experiences of a group of adopted people who grew up in transracial adoptive families. In the first part the adopted people discuss confronting stereotypes, fitting in with their culture of origin, and learning to define themselves racially; the second follows up on two of the original participants.
Voices of Adopted People
New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children
Provides a collection of articles by adopted people raised in transracial or transcultural families.