Tag Archives: Racial Identity

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Webinar Replay: Growing Up as a Transracial Adoptee

View the replay of this webinar with Deborah H. Johnson—on growing up as a transracial adoptee and what parents today need to know about talking about race and adoption, finding role models for their children, dealing with teasing, and more.

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[Book Review] The Hundred-Year Flood

This debut novel by a Korean adoptee explores love, loss, and finding yourself across the world.

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[Book Review] In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Rhonda Roorda delivers another masterpiece to her "In Their Voices" series.

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Melissa and Maya Ludtke at the Xiaxi market in 2004, the trip that inspired Touching Home in China

Two Adoptees on Going “Home” to China, Again

After a birth country visit to China that was too much, too soon for my seven-year-old daughter, she and a friend returned on their own terms as teens. The trip helped them imagine what their lives might have been and explore their Chinese-American identities.

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[Book Review] Prison Baby

Jiang-Stein always knew that she was adopted, but only discovered that she was born in a prison at age 12.

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Should We Adopt Transracially?

For many prospective adoptive parents, "the choice" of where and how to adopt is the most difficult part. Answers to three common questions when deciding if transracial adoption is right for your family.

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Tasia and Frank, her role model of the same race

“My Daughter’s Loving, Supportive Role Model”

I don't always know how our racial differences affect my daughter. But I know that having a role model of the same race has been a blessing for her — and for me.

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6 Questions to Ponder Before Making a Homeland Trip

More and more families are finding that "going back," whether to San Antonio or San Salvador, gives their children a foundation for building identity.

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Paradoxes of Adoptive Parenting

After writing Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother, Jana Wolff returns with more candid insights into the emotional highs and lows of parenthood.

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“Journey to Calcutta”

Despite my parents' urging, I had always rejected my Indian identity. At 21, I learned to embrace it.

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