Breaking out of racial boundaries to create a new vision of the world and its past.
A little culture can go a long way in explaining adoption.
While a meal might seem trivial at one level, it may also be filled with lessons about identity, culture, and family.
Adolescent adoptees offer first-person wisdom to fellow adoptees.
An age-by-age guide to cultural activities that help our children take pride in their identity.
I planned our homeland trip, hoping to see my children's birthplaces. Surprisingly, those proved elusive, but we found meaning at every turn.
From workshops and playshops to heritage travel and adoptee camps — there are tons of way to teach your kid about their culture!
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.
Here's a practical guide to help your child connect to his language heritage.
As adolescents become capable of abstract thinking, they begin to wonder about the family and the country left behind — and the road not taken.
A book club to read about our children’s birth cultures became a support group, a forum to discuss the similar parenting issues we were facing.
Why should I try to make my son feel 'the same'? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?
If your child seems more interested in soccer than culture camp, don't panic.
A mother weaves a strand between her child's Guatemalan heritage and her Arab ethnicity.
Finding someone who understands your child's experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.
Don't despair; these struggles can actually deepen your bond.
If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.
We asked our reader panel: Did you adapt your family's existing holiday traditions after adopting your child? If so, tell us how.
Preschoolers crave repetition, so give yours thoughtful traditions to love again and again.
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.