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.
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.
Kids need to be able to find characters who look like them in the books on their shelves. Here are some of our favorites that provide that powerful affirmation.
At nine, my daughter is becoming aware of the many ways in which the world is unjust, and is doing her part to promote fairness where she can.
A 13-year-old shares his adoption story.
An adult adoptee discusses ‘the Talk’—what white parents who adopt Black children must tell them about racism, interacting with the police, and staying safe.
This poetic novel features a transracial adoptee protagonist as he explores his identity and seeks answers about his past in an unfamiliar city. Accompanying the excerpt is a Q&A with the author, Matthew Salesses.
Our 14-year-old daughter is starting high school this fall. What might we expect in terms of dating?
"Last week, my teenage son told me that he was tired of having to explain himself wherever he goes. Why is this happening, and how can I help him?"
After you adopt a child from another culture, how do you adapt to life as a multicultural family?
I thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.
30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience
Although the adoption of refugee children was more complicated than I expected, it has been infinitely rewarding. These children and their past are now part of me.
Color blindness may not be the best approach for transracial families, explains a transracial parenting expert.
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.
As Latino parents, we know firsthand the discrimination our children will face.
Our society has gotten to the point where most people can agree that overt racism is wrong. Few would argue that segregation or using a racial slur is acceptable. But many more subtle forms of racism persist. Here's how to combat them.