Adoption matters : teacher educators share their stories and strategies for adoption-inclusive curriculum and pedagogy
- edited by Robin K. Fox.
- New York : Peter Lang, 
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Adoption Matters: Teacher Educators Share Their Stories and Strategies for Adoption-Inclusive Curriculum and Pedagogy explores the experiences of educators inside and outside of the classroom with students who are adopted. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 1.5 million children in the United States who have been adopted. Adoption is not a new way to form a family, but there have been shifts in adoption practices. Two of those shifts have been the increase in open adoptions and an increased understanding of how international adoption can influence children. Since the 1970s, the work of the Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association and other organizations working on behalf of adoptees has raised public awareness about adoption and spread adoption stories. In the United States, adoption is rarely a secret any more, and many children who are adopted are aware of it. This means that professionals working with children who were adopted need to be prepared to understand the lived experiences of these children and their families. The stories in Adoption Matters describe the experiences of teacher educators and illuminate how adoption continues to shape their professional practice. Educators' narratives reveal the intricate processes they have encountered in building their own families through adoption, as well as their struggles and triumphs with individual schools and school systems. Adoption Matters hopes to disrupt the notion that adoption and adoption-related issues should be secret, taboo, or dismissed.
Adoption: the gift of hope and opportunity / Sharon M. Kolb -- "There are all kinds of mamas": exploring diverse families through children's literature / Andrea Maxworthy O'Brien -- "I'm not related to anyone I know": adoption, books, and belonging / Sara Michael Luna -- "I think I blew it": reconsidering my stance as a parent of children who were adopted in middle childhood and adolescence / Anne Stinson -- "I have a Ph. D. and this is hard for me!": an early childhood educator and parent of children who were adopted rethinks her practice / Robin K. Fox -- Unpacking misconceptions along the adoption journey / Elizabeth M. Hughes-King -- When four became more / Troy Moldenhauer -- Bridging three continents to build a family and enhance a career / Tracey Scherr -- Through the lens: family videos, adoption stories, and instrumental truths / Wade Tillett -- "He can't be your dad!" the intersection of race, adoption, and gay marriage / Johnny Cole -- That was fun let's do it again! adopting older children from China having already raised one family / Lana Collet-Klingenberg -- Renewed perspectives for health promotion education / Brandi S. Niemeier -- Raising a global family and balancing a career as a single parent / Penny Portman -- And the greatest of these is love / Mary Kilar -- More than textbook knowledge: truths about adoption arising from life experience / Ozalle Toms.
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- Equity in higher education theory, policy, & praxis ; vol. 8
- New York : Peter Lang, 
- Includes bibliographical references.
- xiv, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
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- LCCN: 2018029640