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Author Adams, Marie, 1945-

Title Our son, a stranger : adoption breakdown and its effects on parents / Marie Adams.

Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2002]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 211 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index.
Contents The Adams family -- The Roethler Family -- The Brooks Family -- The Graves family -- The Verdan family -- The Pelligrini family -- Why do some people adopt?-- The effects of adoption breakdown on parents -- The search for answers -- Applying what we learned.
Summary "In 1973 Marie and Rod Adams, brimming with idealism and keenly aware of the plight of disadvantaged aboriginal children, adopted Tim, a young Cree boy, two and one-half years old. Tim began displaying severe behavioural problems almost immediately, problems that, despite their efforts to find help, only became worse over the years. He left home at the age of twelve and died on the streets when he was twenty-one. Devastated by their loss, the Adams began to search for answers as to why things had gone so horribly wrong." "In Our Son, a Stranger Marie Adams describes five white couples whose adoptions of native 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, and discusses why the special issues raised by all trans-racial adoptions need to be carefully considered."--Jacket.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Interracial adoption -- Canada -- Case studies.
Adoptive parents -- Canada -- Psychology.
Indian children -- Canada.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
ISBN 9780773570382