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Our Son, a Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and its Effects on Parents

Title

Our Son, a Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and its Effects on Parents

Authors

Marie Adams

Publisher

McGill-Queen's University Press

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780773524002

Pages

211 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

Adult

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Interracial adoption

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

Native American / White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

male/male

Keywords

Native Americans; behavioral problems; experiences; failed adoptions

Diversity Impact

direct

Our Son, a Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and its Effects on Parents

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