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.

Cover of Ten Thousand Sorrows by Elizabeth Kim

[Book Review] Ten Thousand Sorrows

[Book Review] Ten Thousand Sorrows

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.

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Halmoni's Day: Adoptive Families' Book Review

[Book Review] Halmoni’s Day

Halmoni's Day is not an adoption book, but the ideas of shared heritage and cultural pride will ring true for adoptive families.

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[Book Review] The Lost Daughters of China

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.

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Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America

[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!

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Dealing with Differences

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.

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A family on a homeland journey

Is Your Family Ready for a Homeland Journey?

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.

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

How Do We Define Belonging?

Ethnic identity includes ancestry, but it is shaped by experience.

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[Book Review] Make Me a Mother

AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.

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Finding strong role models for your child is important

Finding Good Role Models

Finding someone who understands your child's experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.

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Adoption and teenage years

When Your Teen Starts to Date

As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

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.

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Balancing cultural activities with the rest of your family routine

Balancing Cultural Activities in the Family Routine

If your child seems more interested in soccer than culture camp, don't panic.

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