My response to Daniel Ibn Zayd’s (of Transracialeyes.com blog fame) query regarding recruitment advertising for transracial adoption research. As a researcher who has studied “us”, I would like to weigh in. I, as an American Indian transracial adoptee, wanted … Continue reading →
A friend of mine asked if I would ever be interested in helping adoptees search for their birth-families, or assist in some way an adoptee’s return home. Or perhaps I could work with them to understand the difficulties and challenges … Continue reading →
As a researcher, lecturer and writer I’ve been involved in the various ways we, as a society, communicate the experiences of American Indian transracial adoption. For the past several years I’ve participated in formal discussions, panels and presentations. Informally, I’ve … Continue reading →
"I know that the expectations — or lack of expectations perhaps — that were placed on me as I was growing up and trying to find my place in the world really caused me to limit my abilities, for a long time,"
"But I think I've got my footing in this world at last."
- Susan Devan Harness
Susan Devan Harness in the Media
Recently, I was interviewed for a radio program in Missoula, Montana regarding my research on American Indian transracial adoption. It originally aired on Montana Public Radio (MTPR.org) Tuesday, December 11th 2012, on the program In Other Words, which explores experiences … Continue reading →
The Land of Gazillion Adoptees podcast conversation with Susan Harness, author of “Mixing Cultural Identities through Transracial Adoption: Outcomes of the Indian Adoption Project” We had this podcast conversation with Susan Harness right before LGA went on its little hiatus. … Continue reading →
Even in third grade, Susan Devan Harness knew she didn’t belong in the white world. She already was being called “squaw girl” by classmates. Harness drew suspicious stares and was followed by employees every time she entered a store in … Continue reading →