When my son was five months old, friends predicted he would be a good student — probably a mathematician.
I felt frustrated, thinking I'd never learn how to cornrow. Now, I show others how to care for tight, curly hair.
I thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.
Three camp options offer unique ways to explore your childs roots and emerging identity during the summer months.
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.
Retracing a journey I had made 23 years earlier inspired unforeseen emotions about my past, and about one child's future.
Explaining racism to our child is part of our jobs as parents through transracial adoption, but it's not easy to teach your child that some people may fear him because of the color of his skin.
When my son was harassed by a classmate for his race, I knew I only had a second to act.
My wife and I were nervous the first Sunday we attended an African-American church. Would they welcome us? Would they stare? We should have had faith.
Bringing up race and racism to your kid can be tough — but it should be done sooner rather than later.
Could I love a child who doesn’t look like me? Yes. More than I’ve ever thought possible.
I tell my African-American children that they are smart and beautiful because I know that the world may tell them otherwise.
A simple hairstyle was not so simple for a dance class full of little girls with beautiful heads of black hair.
If we're white, we experience many benefits of unearned status because we're "the norm." But adoptive families are not considered the norm. Now what?
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
If you build a positive self-image for your child, he'll be able to thrive in a world that is not always fair.
The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.
After you adopt a child from another culture, how do you adapt to life as a multicultural family?
30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience
Color blindness may not be the best approach for transracial families, explains a transracial parenting expert.