Struggle for Identity: Issues in Transracial Adoption
The New York State Citizens' CoalitionPhotosynthesis Productions; $50
In this 20-minute video, a group of young-adult adoptees candidly talk about their experiences growing up in transracial families. The thought-provoking discussion touches on trying to "fit in" vs. learning to define themselves in terms of race and culture, confronting stereotypes, and generally growing up as a minority in the U.S.
Several adoptive parents also weigh in with their comments about the obstacles they faced raising a child of a different race and offer words of wisdom to fellow parents.
"This video is powerful and on-target. I watched it two or three times and was more impressed each time. It covers all the issues.... The participants articulate them in a non-offensive manner that invites discussion and relfection."
-Al Stumph, adoptive parent and co-author of Transracial Adoptive Parenting: A Black/White Community Issue
Available on VHS from www.photosynthesisproductions.com.
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