Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
How we can help our children feel good about who they are — and where they’re from.
If you build a positive self-image for your child, he'll be able to thrive in a world that is not always fair.
More and more families are finding that "going back," whether to San Antonio or San Salvador, gives their children a foundation for building identity.
Why do our darker-skinned children receive attention and flattery from strangers — and what are we to do about it?
The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.
After you adopt a child from another culture, how do you adapt to life as a multicultural family?
May I take my children to the grocery store or the library without announcing where they came from, or my own history? I think, yes.
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.
30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience
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.
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 my son was five months old, friends predicted he would be a good student — probably a mathematician.
When we stepped into the next parking lot, she took my hand again. “It’s good we’re wearing our shoes,” she said. “We match. That way, people know we belong together.”
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 thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.
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.
One of the cold realities of adopting an older child from China is that she comes with a lot of questions, many of which you can’t answer.