Native Voices in Adoption & Foster Care

Listening to those who have directly experienced the impacts of adoption and foster care across the generations are our best teachers. Their voices can guide us in understanding their acute losses and traumas and in helping them heal. Please also reference our Adoptee & Foster Voices, Foster Parenting, Talking About Adoption, Foster Care & Other Hard Things, Talking About Race, Transracial Parenting & Cultural Diversity and Trauma pages for more resources.

“Blood is thicker than water, but thinner than time.” ~Susan Devan Harness (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes) - author in ORPARC's library


Recommended Books & Articles

Tribal adoption-related books in ORPARC's library including the Lost Children of the Adoption Project series by adoptee Trace L. Hentz (Shawnee & Cherokee)

Videos & Podcasts