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A family with African American children

“Teaching My Children That Black Is Beautiful”

“Teaching My Children That Black Is Beautiful”

I tell my African-American children that they are smart and beautiful because I know that the world may tell them otherwise.

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Ballerinas can have black natural hair, too.

“Cornrows Fit for a Ballerina!”

A simple hairstyle was not so simple for a dance class full of little girls with beautiful heads of black hair.

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Black women adopt, perhaps not as visibly as white parents

“Yes, Black Women Do Adopt”

Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.

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An unexpected and emotional meeting with the birth mother of two children adopted from foster care

“Intimate Strangers”: Birth Parent Contact in Foster Adoption

The 894 pages of my daughters' foster care case history described her birth mother's hard life, scarred by poverty, drug addiction, and homelessness. I never expected to meet her—much less like her.

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