Feb 7, 2016
Ep. 51: Rhonda M. Roorda, M.A., was adopted into a white family and raised with two nonadopted siblings. She is a national speaker on transracial adoption and a recipient of the Judge John P. Steketee Adoption Hero Award from the Adoptive Family Support Network (MI). With Rita J. Simon, she coauthored a landmark trilogy of books on transracial adoption (In Their Own Voices, In Their Parents’ Voices, and In Their Siblings’ Voices). She works as a fund administrator at an educational advocacy organization in Lansing, Michigan.
Listen as Rhonda speaks with Alex about her own transracial adoption, her work on the topic, and about growing up as a Black child in a White family in an African-American community and living in a geodesic dome.
For more on Rhonda, please see her website: http://rhondamroorda.com/
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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
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