This poetic novel features a transracial adoptee protagonist as he explores his identity and seeks answers about his past in an unfamiliar city. Accompanying the excerpt is a Q&A with the author, Matthew Salesses.
I thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.
When the social worker brought my new daughter to my house, she wasn’t the African-American girl I was expecting. And so we became a transracial family.
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Family rituals take on new meaning when we adopt a baby.
Color blindness may not be the best approach for transracial families, explains a transracial parenting expert.
In a society that considers "color-blindness" a noble attitude, parents may worry about talking about racism, but we must do it. Here's how.
Our society has gotten to the point where most people can agree that overt racism is wrong. Few would argue that segregation or using a racial slur is acceptable. But many more subtle forms of racism persist. Here's how to combat them.
We’re ready to talk to our child, who is black, about racism before she starts school. What should we say?
Racism exists, and it's our job as parents to talk about it with our kids. Here's an age-by-age guide to handling those conversations.
When your family includes biological and adopted children, how do you make sure everyone feels included?
When my son was five months old, friends predicted he would be a good student — probably a mathematician.
What started off as a fun day on the courts left my heart hurting for my two brown boys, and the kids who excluded them.
I bought that stuffed animal — and that book, and that baby hat — in a moment of weakness. But as the wait stretched on, I realized those slip-ups are what kept me going.
It's not easy to teach your child that people may fear him because of the color of his skin—but it's something parents through transracial adoption must do.
My wife and I were nervous the first Sunday we attended an African-American church. Would they welcome us? Would they stare? We should have had faith.
Are all the bewildering ups and downs I’ve experienced during our wait typical of the international adoption process?
Bringing up race and racism to your kid can be tough — but it should be done sooner rather than later.
My sons have a deep and enduring bond. So why do people need to know if they're real brothers?