A review of a noteworthy book about the changing landscape of race relations in the United States, an important read for anyone parenting a child of Asian descent.
Helping Children Develop a Positive Racial Identity After Transracial Adoption
When you adopt a child of a different race, you have a responsibility to help him or her understand race and racism. Adoption experts, adoptive parents, and transracial adoptees share their perspectives on developing a positive racial identity.
[Book Review] Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?
“Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s book offers advice from both parents of children with multiracial or transracial adoption backgrounds, and from the children themselves.”
The “China Doll” Syndrome
When excessive attention sets children apart.
[Book Review] Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World
Beth Hall reviews, Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, a resource for parenting to preserve cultural traditions and values.
[Book Review] Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America
Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton, is a multilayered synthesis of interviews conducted with 22 transracial adoptees. Read more!
Raising a Child of Another Race
Deliberate parenting can make a difference in a transracial adoption.
Looking Back: “Where Do I Belong?”
In the film “Outside Looking In,” a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.
[Book Review] Make Me a Mother
AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.
When Your Teen Starts to Date
As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?
Why should I try to make my son feel ‘the same’? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?
Transracial Adoption: A History in Black & White
What have we learned over 30 years—and what are we doing now to offer our children a better understanding of who they are?
Ask AF: A More Multicultural Neighborhood
Part of growing up is learning to understand race. Experts explain how living in a diverse neighborhood can help your child put together the puzzle.
Finding Good Role Models
Finding someone who understands your child’s experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.
Ask AF: Adopting a “Matching” Sibling
Our expert discusses the idea of adopting a “matching” sibling — and other ways to strengthen your child’s racial identity.
When Your Child First Notices Race
How do you make sure your child feels good about herself?
Ask AF: When Preschoolers Ask About Race
Answers to your parenting questions.
Balancing Cultural Activities in the Family Routine
If your child seems more interested in soccer than culture camp, don’t panic.