As parents, we live in constant tension: How thoroughly should we prepare our kids for the ugliness that exists in the world? For my son's safety, I can't afford to be vague when it comes to racism.
Search Results: May/June 2012
Seeking and being embraced by members of the black community made me realize how much I need them to successfully raise my daughters.
By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, more intimate, and ultimately more effective.
What started off as a fun day on the courts left my heart hurting for my two brown boys, and the kids who excluded them.
To many people, sharing DNA and giving birth are the prerequisites to being a "real" mom. As my children's mommy, I know better.
Our six-year-old son has contact with his birth family. our four-year-old daughter was abandoned at the hospital at birth. After a recent meeting with our son's birth family, our daughter asked when she can meet her birth family. Should we stop taking her with us on these visits? Is it just confusing her?
Racial bullying is especially harmful. Here are some strategies to help your child cope and respond to racial teasing.
Being an adoptive parent begs the question, "what makes a family?" How I helped others to understand that my son by adoption is simply my son.
I felt frustrated, thinking I'd never learn how to cornrow. Now, I show others how to care for tight, curly hair.
After my dream of a family through adoption had been planted, it grew in the warm soil of my backyard.
Practical aspects of bottle feeding, tailored to your baby's needs.
How do you break bad news about job loss, illness, or divorce to the birth parents in an open adoption relationship?
The results of the 2010-2011 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.