Ask AF: Finding Role Models

Finding role models for your transracial child is easier said than done. Our expert has tips for setting up a strong mentor relationship.

Finding role models of your child's race in transracial adoption
"We've been told we should diversify our family's friends, now that we are parenting a 10-year-old son from Ethiopia. How do we begin?" Broadening your circle of friends can be a daunting task, but it is important if you're parenting a child of a different race (or even if you're not). Cross-cultural friendships will reassure your son, perhaps more so than anything you could say to him, that he belongs both in your family and in a larger African community. ...

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