Our Son, a Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and its Effects on Parents
McGill-Queen's University Press
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.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Interracial adoption
Native American / White
Native Americans; behavioral problems; experiences; failed adoptions
Adams, Marie, "Our Son, a Stranger: Adoption Breakdown and its Effects on Parents" (2002). DIVerse Families. 991.