Adoptees, adoptive parents, discriminination

Dealing with Bullying for Adoptees

Adopted children may encounter bullying and teasing throughout their lives. Bullying of adoptees can be about race, gender, adoption status, development, social skills, and much more. Teasing and bullying can easily be dismissed as “kids being kids” or you, as an adoptive parent, can relate to a time that you were bullied or teased. While… Continue reading Dealing with Bullying for Adoptees

Adoption, adoptive parents, Birth Fathers, birth mother, Birth Parents, considering adoption, discriminination, Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption

How To Choose The Right Adoption Agency For Your Family.

While no agency out there is perfect, there is a perfect agency for you! When it comes to finding the right agency for your family, don’t settle. We’re here to help guide you.  Write down a list of requirements. To start the process, you must know what you are looking for. Write down a list… Continue reading How To Choose The Right Adoption Agency For Your Family.

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, Birth Fathers, birth mother, Birth Parents, considering adoption, discriminination, Domestic Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families, new fathers, new mothers, Parenting, prospective adoptive parents, school, transracial adoption

Considering becoming a transracial family

If you’re thinking about becoming a transracial family, there is a lot to consider. Adopting transracially goes so far beyond educating oneself on hair care and celebrating black history month. In addition to your commitment to basic parental duties, there is a commitment to caring for your child’s racial wellbeing.    Here are just a few… Continue reading Considering becoming a transracial family

adoptive parents, discriminination, Parenting, Uncategorized

The Hidden Picture- Kids on Race

For those of you who missed it, Anderson Cooper’s team of researchers hosted an interesting study on children and race earlier this month. You can check out the video here: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/02/study-race-relations-through-a-childs-eyes/?hpt=ac_mid This is a rather taboo topic for parents to talk about with their kids. Is race a factor in perception of a situation? Anderson… Continue reading The Hidden Picture- Kids on Race

Adoption Books & Movies, adoptive parents, discriminination, Domestic Adoption, LGBT, multicultural families, multiracial families, Parenting

February Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com. Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison by… Continue reading February Book Reviews

adoptive parents, Birth Parents, discriminination, Domestic Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families, Parenting

How Much Did Your Kid Cost?

I stumbled upon a great blog post that has gone viral on facebook by Dan Pearce called I'm Christian, as long as your not Gay, which I can't say enough about but that isn't the reason for this post. After reading that post and the follow up posts to it and wiping away my tears I… Continue reading How Much Did Your Kid Cost?

Adoptees, Adoption Books & Movies, adoptive parents, Attachment, discriminination, Domestic Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families, new fathers, Open Adoption, Parenting, prospective adoptive parents

October Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review or going to our bookstore (see tab above) will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.   This is US: The New All-American Family by David Marin - David Marin is funny, insightful, passionate and persistent. As a single, man he adopted three young, bi-cultural children, it… Continue reading October Book Reviews

discriminination, Domestic Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families

Teaching for Diversity: The Pre-school Setting

written by Eliana Elias - This article was taken from the PACT: An adoption Alliance website Planning curriculum for pre-schoolers is always one of my most challenging tasks as a teacher. Pre-schoolers are interested in everything, just about! It is easy to come up with many activities and projects. It is, however, "tricky" to prepare… Continue reading Teaching for Diversity: The Pre-school Setting

discriminination, multicultural families, multiracial families, Parenting

September Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review or going to our bookstore (see tab above) will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.   Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) Mem Fox- A great book to teach acceptance of each other no matter what we look like.  This multi-cultural book shares that all… Continue reading September Book Reviews

adoptive parents, discriminination, International Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families, Parenting

April Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com. Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L Pinkney - Beautiful photos… Continue reading April Book Reviews