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Facing the Rising Sun: Perspectives on African American Family and Child Well-Being

Facing the Rising Sun: Perspectives on African American Family and Child Well-Being

Reflecting on personal and professional ex-periences, Oronde offers a refreshing contri-bution to discussions about the well-being of African American families and children. This collection of essays is a must read for anyone concerned about African American families, and the improvement of this na-tion's child welfare and juvenile justice sys-tems. Facing The Rising Sun begins with an...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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