"My Most Pressing Back-to-School Task"

Teachers always seem shocked when I bring up adoption-themed topics or the specter of race in the classroom. But after listening to my spiel, they invariably understand where I'm coming from — and what they can do to help my child.

A child getting off a school bus, prepared to discuss race in the classroom

After bringing up race and adoption with my children’s teachers at the start of each academic year, I always feel worried and hyper-vigilant. But, invariably, they get it.


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