For years, many white adoptive parents of children of color have sought to claim the relatively passive “not-racist” identity, but now is the time to push beyond self-examination into action and become an anti-racist family. Learn how to interrogate your own white privilege; talk with your child about systemic racism, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, and the resulting Black Lives Matter protests; and commit to working toward justice.
In a society that considers "color-blindness" a noble attitude, parents may worry about talking about racism, but we must do it. Here's how.
Should parents initiate talk about adoption or wait for their child's questions? Sometimes you lead, say the authors, and sometimes you follow.
I am having a hard time finding resources about transracial adoption in which the child is of mixed race.
If you build a positive self-image for your child, he'll be able to thrive in a world that is not always fair.
Our country is far from a “post-racial” society, as this last year has demonstrated. How can you ensure that your child will grow up feeling safe, secure in his identity, and close to your family? Commit to calling out racism and fighting injustice wherever you see it.
Adoptive parents who adopted their child internationally from Korea wonder how best to honor her birth name when the name has already been legally changed.
Jana Wolff, part of a transracial family formed through adoption, reviews Inside Transracial Adoption, a comprehensive guide for families that don't match.