WARNING! Spoilers ahead. Season 5 Episode 13: A look into Randall’s Ghost Kingdom and experience at a transracial support group. Are you keeping up with NBC’s hit drama This is Us? This season dove deep into Randall’s feelings towards transracial adoption. Throughout season 5, the show portrays the conversations the Pearson family is starting to… Continue reading This is Us: Who are the weatherman and librarian? Randall’s Transracial Support Group and Ghost Kingdoms
Warning: spoilers ahead! A look into how adoption is portrayed in Season 5. Kate and her husband Toby meeting Ellie, their future daughter's birth mom in a park. Have you joined the “This is Us” fan club yet? Now in its fifth season, the NBC hit drama explores different adoption storylines as it takes viewers… Continue reading Representation of Adoption in NBC’s “This is Us”
Transracial adoption or interracial adoption is the adoption of a child that is a different race than the adoptive parents. The number of transracial adoptions in the United States is increasing annually. Adoption is more than just biology; it is family, and a family is defined by love. Although it is ultimately the expectant parents’… Continue reading Things to Know About Transracial Adoption
Transracial or transcultural adoption refers to the placement of a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of a different race or ethnic group. When considering transracial or transcultural adoption, the first step is to sit down and examine your beliefs and attitudes about race and ethnicity. Not only should… Continue reading Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially.
One common fear adoptive parents have when it comes to transracial adoption is celebrating and teaching their children about their traditions. It is important to teach your child about their own culture to connect to their heritage. It is a sense of identity that they will come to need in the future, so it is… Continue reading 5 Easy Tips to Celebrate Your Child’s Culture
This is an article written by Brittany Brooks. She placed her son for adoption in 2013. Since then, she decided to work at Adoptions From The Heart to help create more awareness about birth mothers and interracial adoption. She wanted to write this article to help those that are looking to adopt outside of their… Continue reading Interracial Adoption: A Need for Adoptive & Birth Parents to Bond
Being ready for transracial adoption doesn’t just mean stocking your child’s library with books that have black characters or purchasing dolls that have brown skin. It’s also about welcoming in voices of those who share the same ethnic community as your child. It’s about mirrors, not only on tv, but in real life. Most importantly, it’s about pushing yourself to never stop learning.
Transracial adoption can be an exciting process for families who are educated about the different needs for a child of a different race. As excited as you may be, it’s important to be informed of the process and requirements for your baby to be happy and healthy. Make sure you’re open to conversation with friends… Continue reading How to Know You’re Ready for a Transracial Adoption
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
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 Rainbow Egg by Linda Hendricks – A beautifully written story about a chick who has… Continue reading August 2013 Book Reviews