A strong connection to role models and to others who share their ethnic background is as important now as ever.
As Latino parents, we know firsthand the discrimination our children will face.
How we can help our children feel good about who they are — and where they’re from.
AF is pleased to excerpt the first chapter of Digging to America — our top pick for summer reading.
With vacation time approaching, many of us are wondering how we can use the time to celebrate adoption. What are your family's plans?
Sometimes adopted children need to go back to their birthplaces to learn more about themselves.
From the moment we met 27 years ago, our son knew exactly what he wanted: a family. He staked his claim on our hearts as only he could.
I had expected to form an attachment slowly, but I was instantly smitten with my daughter. She was the one who came around in her own time.
Emilio returned to Bolivia to meet his new sister — and gained a renewed connection to his birth country.
Refugees from a brutal civil war in West Africa, our daughters are successfully building new lives.
If we don't help our children understand racial and cultural stereotypes, who will?
I found my own way to connect with my children’s cultures—by getting lost in a few good books.
Breaking out of racial boundaries to create a new vision of the world and its past.
A little culture can go a long way in explaining adoption.
While a meal might seem trivial at one level, it may also be filled with lessons about identity, culture, and family.
An age-by-age guide to cultural activities that help our children take pride in their identity.
I planned our homeland trip, hoping to see my children's birthplaces. Surprisingly, those proved elusive, but we found meaning at every turn.
From workshops and playshops to heritage travel and adoptee camps — there are tons of way to teach your kid about their culture!
Heritage trips help children discover their past-and inspire who they'll become. Help your child prepare for the journey with these expert-tested tips.
Here's a practical guide to help your child connect to his language heritage.