When new neighbors were looking at the house for sale next door, this mom of a biracial child worried they wouldn't be friendly, until race came up.
Even after twenty years, adoptive families are still grappling with some of the same issues and questions about raising their children in an interracial family.
We asked our readers, "How do you care for and style your transracially-adopted child's hair?" Here's what they shared.
Yuka didnt teach us Chinese language, traditions, or cooking. What she did provide, however, was an excellent role model.
One foster-turned-adoptive-mother shares how cooking brings her family together.
By now, you and your teen have established a firm family bond. But outsiders may not see it that way.
As I weighed diversity, academics, and other factors when choosing schools for my transracially adopted children, I perpetually second-guessed myself. But now that my kids are teens, I’m ready to trust their decisions.
Families whose friendships cross racial lines send a clear message about whom their kids can date.
For a mom who was adopted as an infant, the realization that her children look like her takes on special meaning.
Our daughter is not a public exhibit. She deserves to be protected from questions that undermine the legitimacy of our family.
More than a decade ago, I was hopefully working my way toward an adoption from China. After a tragedy derailed my plans, I wound my way to family in an entirely different way.
Most are designed for families. Other camps are just for kids, such as Holt Adoptee Camp (right), a sleep-away experience for children ages nine to 16.
Michelle Johnson, 38, adopted by white parents and raised in suburban Minneapolis, recently spoke with AF about her experiences.
Seeking and being embraced by members of the black community made me realize how much I need them to successfully raise my daughters.
American by birth, Indian by virtue of being raised by us, the hyphen may define my twins more than either of the terms throughout their lives.
In the days leading up to a second adoption, a mother worries: Are we about to turn our lives upside down? How will our daughter handle losing her position at the center of our attention? Will I be able to make room in my heart for another child?
Tradition and ritual, especially during the holidays, signal security and family pride. And if you get creative, they just might reflect your distinct personalities, too.
It's hard enough to achieve a strong ethnic identity in a big city, but for those of us living in rural areas, the challenge can be even greater.
I have confused and disappointed many people in my lifetime because I don't look or behave the way they think an Asian ought to look or behave.
A parent reaches out for help after taunting at school left her daughter feeling shaken to the core and that she doesn’t belong anywhere. An adult adoptee and transracial adoption expert offers advice.