Mommy Far, Mommy Near-An Adoption Story, by Carol Antoinette Peacock, is exceptional. I really loved the fact that the story is told by a child to other children-the book's readers.
Talking About Race and Honoring Birth Culture in Transracial Adoption
When your child joins your family through transracial adoption, you must find ways to talk about racism, instill a positive racial identity, and honor her birth culture.
A Koren adoptee reviews Ten Thousand Sorrows. The memoir was written by a women of similar age and circumstances, but she didn't feel the connection to the book she expected.
Halmoni's Day is not an adoption book, but the ideas of shared heritage and cultural pride will ring true for adoptive families.
The Lost Daughters of China, by Karin Evans, is an eloquent account of an individual's journey to adoptive parenthood amidst the "search for a missing past" many Chinese adoptees encounter.
Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton, is a multilayered synthesis of interviews conducted with 22 transracial adoptees. Read more!
In The Lucky Gourd Shop, an adoptive mother imagines her son's birth mother's life.
Our culture isn't always compassionate toward those who fall outside the "norm." But we can help our children embrace their uniqueness — and become more tolerant, too.
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.
Ethnic identity includes ancestry, but it is shaped by experience.
Deliberate parenting can make a difference in a transracial adoption.
In the film “Outside Looking In,” a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.
A book club to read about our children’s birth cultures became a support group, a forum to discuss the similar parenting issues we were facing.
AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.
A film portraying the lives of birth parents in China.
Here's what to consider before this summer's session begins.
Finding someone who understands your child's experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.
As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?
Preschoolers crave repetition, so give yours thoughtful traditions to love again and again.
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.