Racism exists, and it's our job as parents to talk about it with our kids. Start with this glossary of important terms.
These books can help your child connect with her birth culture. Add your family's favorites in the comments!
We left our house this morning a family of three, but the next time we walk through our front door, it will be as a family of four.
Growing up in Trinidad, I didn’t use the word black to describe myself. But as the mother of two black children in the U.S., I walk the fine line of raising them to believe they are capable and worthy while understanding that everyone in this country has been taught to discount their value.
Find ways to bond and connect with the culture of your adopted African American child.
An unexpected emergency tests the strength of a mother-daughter bond.
"From an early age, my children needed to know where they belonged—and the birth country where they came from."
Although we knew our South American-born son would face challenges growing up in a predominantly white middle class suburb, we were totally unprepared for what was to come.
If your family is thinking about adopting a child of a different race, spend some time answering these six questions to help determine if it's right for you.
As the parent of an Asian child, I am constantly called upon to help my daughter navigate between diminished achievements and heightened failures.
We're committed to raising our son in our religion, but we won't let his adoption erase essential parts of who he is.
While it might have been “just hair” to me, the emotions were far more tangled for them, with roots deep into the history of oppression between our two peoples.
Use these tips for building cultural diversity for children in your family, community, and school.
Talking about racism makes most of us uncomfortable. Still, parents of transracially adopted children should resist the urge not to talk. Here's how.
You can offer your children support—and the tools they need to fight back.
White parents do not have the experience of feeling vulnerable or targeted based on race, so telling a transracially adopted child "I know how you feel" isn't right—but silence is also not the answer. Adoptees and experts discuss how parents should speak out and take action.
"Growing up, makeup felt like a mask—a cover-up for my true inner self."
Like all mixed race families in America, we face stereotyping as a matter of course. These six lessions have helped enrich my family.
Guess who's coming with moms and dads on the adoption trip? Their moms and dads!
"You belong to two heritages-Jewish and Latin American-and at this special time in your life, when many Jewish families travel to the Mideast, we're heading south." More than a few heads turned when I announced this in my speech to my thirteen-year-old daughter, Amanda, on the occasion of her bat mitzvah.