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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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Coming Home to Self – The Adopted Child Grows Up – Part II

I recently wrote a quick post about “Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up” – a book I began reading several months ago that examines the effect of early separation on the development of adoptee sense of self, and … 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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what’s in a name?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about labels lately. The way that labels we identify with, or the names that we get “labeled” can either be a source of pride or something to prove/disprove. As a student of social work, I … Continue reading

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