Culture on the Web
If there aren't many people who share your child's heritage living near you, it can be hard to find cultural resources to help you teach your child about his background. Not to worry! Here's a listing of Web sites that offer information and products from many different cultures, so your family can incorporate aspects of your child's heritage-and learn about many other cultures around the world. If you don't see one of your favorite sites listed, write in and tell us about it.
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Toys, media, and crafts.
Families with Children from China, the national organization for families who have adopted from China.
Chinese toys, crafts, educational items, apparel, and more.
A collection of articles about China’s art, festivals, people, and culture.
New York-based Chinese department store; great resource for clothing, housewares, and more.
Handcrafted dolls, puppets, jewelry, and home furnishings.
The latest news on India’s “Bollywood” movie scene.
Traditional Indian clothing and jewelry for kids.
Information about India’s customs and culture.
The Korean-American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network, a resource for adoptive families.
This site sells beautiful vases, tea sets, and scrolls, and tells the history behind the items.
A shopping site for hanboks, tea sets, and other Korean goods.
Korean Focus, a support group for adoptive and multiethnic Korean-American families.
Adopted Korean Connection, a support site for adoptees.
A travel site that also offers basic facts about Korean culture.
Adoption-related shopping site.
Families with Children from Vietnam, a support site for adoptive families.
Nongnit’s Treasures, handcrafted Thai artworks and furnishings.
Korean books, DVDs and CDs.
Books, dolls, flags, pins, and other cultural items for kids from Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
A specialty store for books, music, and videos from the Phillipines.
Phillipine books, music, folkdance props, musical instruments, and more.
LATIN & SOUTH AMERICA
RUSSIA & EASTERN EUROPE
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption, a support group for families who have adopted from Eastern Europe.
Eastern-European Adoption Coalition, a resource for families adopting from Eastern Europe.
With a focus on food, this site offers Russian recipes, articles on culture, and a shop featuring foods, clothing, and crafts.
A Russian handcrafts store, which includes articles, recipes, and other cultural resources.
Learn how to make intricately decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Site with links to information about Georgian news and history
Links to Kazakh cultural information, compiled by an adoptive mother.
RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE