"Cornrows, French Braids, and Life"

As a white mom learns to care for her African American child's hair, both come of age.

One adoptive mother shares the lessons she learned through learning to care for her African-American daughter's hair.
I knew nothing about African-American hair care when Tasia, my first foster child, was placed with me at age two. I fell in love with her, and I adopted her, even though that wasn’t my original plan. Her adoption was finalized last year, and I now know a lot more about her hair. I love doing Tasia’s hair, especially now that she’s six and willingly sits still. She likes it to look good. I want to be known, among other ...

As a white mom learns about her black child’s hair, both come of age.


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