Adoption of Children
- 1. Introduction: William Spalding, moderator, with guests Ms. Gloria Wallace (Marion County Welfare Department) and Ms. Janet Myers (Children’s Bureau). Introduces the topic of child adoption. (01:12)
- 2. Ms. Wallace explains the process of adoption through the Marion County Welfare Department, as well as the differences in the process that relate to race. (03:01)
- 3. Ms. Myers explains the process of adoption through the Children’s Bureau and their work with Black couples. (01:35)
- 4. Ms. Wallace talks about “little black books” and the stigma surrounding welfare workers. The women also discuss the placement of Black children in Indiana. (03:38)
- 5. The women discuss transracial adoption and its commonness at their respective organizations. (02:40)
- 6. The women speak on recruiting at their organizations and the placement of Black infants in the community. (06:48)
- 7. The women discuss recruitment within the Black community specifically. (04:33)
- 8. Discussion of the term “biracial” and labelling of adopted children. The benefits of black-only adoption centers are also discussed. (02:38)
- 9. Discussion of preparing families for raising an adopted black child in society. (02:54)
- 10. Conclusion: Next week’s session will also be hosted by William Spalding. (02:59)
- Main contributors
Spalding, William; Wallace, Gloria; Myers, Janet
William Spalding moderates a conversation with two guests, Ms. Gloria Wallace from the Marion County Welfare Department and Ms. Janet Myers from the Children’s Bureau. They discuss the adoption processes of their respective organizations, transracial adoption, recruitment of Black adoptive families in the Indianapolis area, and preparing non-Black families to raise a Black child in society.
- Physical Description
1 audiotape (analog) (31:58): 7 in.
Radio series: The Afro-American in Indiana
- Other Identifiers
Shelf Number: OR 200; Collection Identifier: SC 165; MDPI Barcode: 40000001799404
This item is accessible by: the public.