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.

Holiday traditions can emphasize your child's birth culture

Routines That Last

Routines That Last

Preschoolers crave repetition, so give yours thoughtful traditions to love again and again.

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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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White adoptive parents in a multiracial family

“Embracing Differences”

Why should I try to make my son feel 'the same'? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?

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Andrew Lasky returned to his birth country

“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.

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Anna's family helped her though her birth mother reunion

“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.

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Paula Hajar's son learns about his cultural heritage

“Connecting with a Culture”

A mother weaves a strand between her child's Guatemalan heritage and her Arab ethnicity.

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