Questions and Comments from Adults of Your Child's Race

"How should I react when I'm asked a personal question by someone I don't know, someone of my child's racial background?"

When families through transracial adoption are asked questions by adults of the child's race
Learning to discern the motives of people who approach you is crucial to you and to your children when you're raising a child of another race. Children notice both your response and your attitude in such public situations. Your reactions will inform their feelings about people of their race as they grow. Its not uncommon, for example, for parents of African-American children to be approached, in what is almost always a genuine attempt to help, by women suggesting hair products ...

When you’re raising a child of another race, you may find that adults of that race approach you with questions or comments. AF’s transracial adoption expert explains what you can say.


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