Here’s what to consider before this summer’s session begins.
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.
Balancing Cultural Activities in the Family Routine
If your child seems more interested in soccer than culture camp, don’t panic.
Why should I try to make my son feel ‘the same’? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?
Latina — And Loving It!
Straddling two cultures, this powerhouse Hispanic-American woman takes on the world — and wins!
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?
“Right At Home”
Heritage trips help children discover their past — and influence who they become. Here, one adoptee describes his journey back to his birth country of Colombia.
“A Last-Minute Birth Mother Reunion”
Heritage trips help children discover their past — and influence who they become. Here, one family describes their journey back to their child’s birth country of Korea.
“Connecting with a Culture”
A mother weaves a strand between her child’s Guatemalan heritage and her Arab ethnicity.
Finding Good Role Models
Finding someone who understands your child’s experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.
Routines That Last
Preschoolers crave repetition, so give yours thoughtful traditions to love again and again.
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.
Ask AF: When Preschoolers Ask About Race
Answers to your parenting questions.