Our Son A Stranger


Author:
Adams, Marie
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
211
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press

Price:
Sale price$44.95

Description

Our Son, A Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and Its Effects on Parents is a case study of five non-Native couples who adopt Native children and their personal accounts written by social worker whose family experienced the same heartache and tragedy as their Cree son dies on the streets. In Our Son, a Stranger author Marie Adams describes five white couples whose adoptions of Aboriginal children failed to meet their expectations. Using her own experiences as background, she casts a critical eye on the Sixties Scoop when governments actively encouraged the adoption of native children by non-Native parents - an estimated 95 per cent of such adoptions failed - and discusses why the special issues raised by all trans-racial adoptions need to be carefully considered.

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