Explaining racism to our child is part of our jobs as parents through transracial adoption, but it's not easy to teach your child that some people may fear him because of the color of his skin.
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.
Bringing up race and racism to your kid can be tough — but it should be done sooner rather than later.
Could I love a child who doesn’t look like me? Yes. More than I’ve ever thought possible.
A simple hairstyle was not so simple for a dance class full of little girls with beautiful heads of black hair.
If we're white, we experience many benefits of unearned status because we're "the norm." But adoptive families are not considered the norm. Now what?
A strong connection to role models and to others who share their ethnic background is as important now as ever.
I tell my African-American children that they are smart and beautiful because I know that the world may tell them otherwise.
How do you honor your child's origins? Readers share what they've done, from summer culture camps or taking homeland (or home state) trips, to everyday ways to reinforce ethnic pride.
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
We're white and our son is black. I'm ashamed to admit that we do not have any black relatives or friends. Will it seem offensive and shallow if I try to befriend someone simply because they are black?
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.
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?
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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I thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.