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race matters

Race matters. Even though there are times when I’d like to think that my transracially adopted identity doesn’t shape who I am – in my family and in the world – my race in relation to those around me influences … Continue reading

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a word about culturally competent parenting

I read an article yesterday about Transracial Adoption: An Expert’s Advice If You’re Considering Adopting Transracially. The article was written from the perspective of a biracial, transracial adoptee, and included some helpful advice and insights (according to the article, 40% … Continue reading

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lessons from a sitcom – a post about hair

Hair is a loaded topic. Some say hair is a woman’s pride. Others, her crown. Some weeks ago, while catching up on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy – I was reminded of my own hair travails when I saw this: For … Continue reading

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Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption – Part III

I am slowly making my way through “Outsiders Within,” reading a chapter every so often, and thinking about it in relation to my own and other transnational adoptee perspectives. Most recently I read the chapter about “Shopping for Children in … Continue reading

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transracial placements and the colorblind mentality

As many of you know, last week, I made my blog public to friends and family via Facebook. The last few days have been full of preemptive phone calls and messages, to notify family of my doings and reassure them … Continue reading

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racial disproportionality – a follow up

Today’s blogpost is a follow up to some information about racial disproportionality in child welfare, which gave a basic overview of the overrepresentation of certain racial and ethnic groups, specifically Black and Native American, but also in some circumstances Latino/a, … Continue reading

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