Adoptees, school, transracial adoption

Helping school age children handle racism

1. Admit that race will be a factor in the way a child of color is treated. Give examples in history and daily life. Examples of racism are plentiful throughout the news, by admitting it and confronting it with your child you are giving them the tools they need to fight it. 2. Agree that… Continue reading Helping school age children handle racism

Adoption Books & Movies, Domestic Adoption, multicultural families

November 2013 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. The Book of Answers from your Birth Mother: A guided journal for Birthmothers to share… Continue reading November 2013 Book Reviews

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

adoptive parents, multicultural families, multiracial families

Parenting Children of a Different Race

When people first start looking into adoption, they are usually much more focused on how to adopt a child than on how to parent one. They read everything they can find about successfully adopting but few focus on what happens after they adopt figuring they will figure it out as they go along.  This doesn’t… Continue reading Parenting Children of a Different Race

discriminination, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families, Parenting

Adopting Across Racial & Cultural Lines

Caucasian families adopting across racial and cultural lines through avenues such as international adoptions from China, Vietnam, Guatemala, India, etc, and domestic adoption of African-American and Latino children are on the rise. Caucasian families deciding to adopt through these avenues need to be aware that once they adopt, they are no longer considered to be… Continue reading Adopting Across Racial & Cultural Lines