With the right props and preparation, my adoption presentation to my son's first-grade class went wonderfully. He was proud to be a part of it, and I was proud of him.
Our daughter, adopted from China, isn't getting the help she needs in math class. What can we do?
We spoke with Maggie Jones about her NYT article on the wave of adult adoptees who are moving back to South Korea—how she came to write this piece, and the overwhelming response she's received.
View the replay of a webinar with Beth Hall, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, to learn what parents need to know about talking to kids about race and standing up against racism.
When you're raising a child of another race, you may find that adults of that race approach you with questions or comments. AF's transracial adoption expert explains what you can say.
One mom opens her home — and heart — to foster children, and finds her passion.
Our family doesn’t provoke many questions—is it still our responsibility to offer answers?
I’d never thought much about hair care. But as the white mother of a black daughter, I learned to braid, twist, clip — and take every opportunity to instill my little girl with pride.
We were prepared to raise a child who looked nothing like us. But things changed when we found out that our new daughter did...sort of.
Although my wife and I talked a great deal about race before we decided on a transracial adoption, we didn't fully appreciate how conspicuous our family would become. Quite simply, we now stick out in a crowd.
My wife was deluged with questions at a new moms' group, each one more personal than the last.
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.
My 12-year-old, adopted from China, has recently been saying she doesn’t want to go to school. Last night I finally got her talking. She said, “There are kids who disrupt the class and are racist. They tell Asian jokes.” Her school is diverse, but there are few Asian students. How can I help her?
In a society that claims to be "color-blind," we must parent deliberately.
Being Mom to "virtual twins"—one African-American, one white; one adopted, one biological—has taught me to validate both of my children for who they are.
Finding the right school for your child is a personal, and sometimes emotional, process — especially when considering diversity and academic excellence.
My son's Mexican heritage is not apparent to others. Is it my responsibility to identify ourselves as a multiracial family?
Mississippi has the largest population of African Americans in the United States, and the color line seems to be drawn in permanent ink or, perhaps, in blood. Because of this, I always believed I would never go back after my daughters came home from Haiti.
A chance conversation in the car almost set our son apart from our family. But what happened brought him closer to me than ever.
While looking to connect with our children's culture, we found the beat of the djembe drum would become a comforting family melody.