Culture, Heritage, and Stereotypes

If adoptive parents don't help children understand their heritage and cultural stereotypes, who will?

How adoptive parents can help fight cultural stereotypes
All adopted children have both a culture and a heritage. At the point of adoption, most children will change their culture, but not their heritage. Even a child adopted within the United States is most likely changing from one subset of American culture to another. Moving from a Texan or a Korean foster home may involve just as much "culture shock" when the final destination is a Wisconsin dairy farm. Adopted children bring to their new family their own heritage. ...

If we don’t help our children understand racial and cultural stereotypes, who will?


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