The book, itself, is broken up into six different sections, each one discussing an aspect or effect of transracial adoption. One of the most profound sections of the book is entitled “Through Development’s Lens”. This section is dedicated specifically to the impact race and heritage have on children during each developmental stage. This section also includes a page called ‘Experts Speak Out’, in which adoptees, teachers, adoptive parents, and social workers share their experiences that they have had surrounding race.
One thing to take note of about this book is that it was first written and published in 2000. Because of this, they have been some criticisms from readers that this book his focused on Caucasian parents who adopt non-Caucasian children. Nevertheless, the book has received great responses from readers regarding its expert opinion pages and the overall information in the book.
Beth Hall is listed as an expert in adoption under Tapestry Book’s Expert Viewpoints! Click here to read some of the articles she has written about adoption!
If you are interested in reading “Inside Transracial Adoption” by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall, you can order it on Tapestry Books!