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A parent talks about race with his transracially adopted child

When Your Child is of a Different Race

When Your Child is of a Different Race

If you build a positive self-image for your child, he'll be able to thrive in a world that is not always fair.

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Celebrating birth culture is important in transracial adoption

“Do Fan Dances and Tea Ceremonies Really Teach Us Anything?”

The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.

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A family with African American children

“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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Register for the webinar "Parenting Advice from a Transracial Adoptee" on 5/19/16

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.

Cover of In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

[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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Teaching Racial Awareness to Children

To the White Parents of My Black Son’s Friends

But here’s the thing—as much as we can try to protect him and teach him to protect himself, there may come a time when your child will be involved. As the parents of the white friend of my black son, I need you to be talking to your child about racism.

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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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An adoptee visiting the Taj Mahal on her return to India

“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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