I received a comment on my post "Transracial Adoption Video - My Thoughts". The comment reads,
"Great to see you tackling some difficult subjects. I am a tranracial adoptee, author, and speaker and encourage TRA families to talk about the tough stuff.
You can find out more about me and my book, GROWING UP BLACK IN WHITE, my memoir of my experience growing up as a transracial adoptee.
I also write a blog to adoptive and TRA families @ http://kevinhofmann.com"
I was immediately intrigued. I promised myself to find out more about this person and his work. What a treasure to learn about transracial parenting from someone who had been transracially parented!
"Growing Up Black in White is author Kevin Hofmann's gift to the American public seeking answers to so many questions about what it is to be raised in a racially diverse household. Born to a white mother and black father in Detroit in 1967, only weeks before the terrible race riots that brought a major city to its knees, the author was taken to a foster home and then adopted by a white minister and his wife, already the parents of three biological children. In this fascinating memoir, Hofmann reveals the difficulties and joys of being part of this family, particularly during a time and in a location where acceptance was tentative and emotions regarding race ran high and hot. Hofmann shares with readers the pressures and joys of being part of a family that navigated through tumultuous waters, and came out the victors in an old and oft-fought battle. This is a book that offers insight, humor, and plenty of hope. "
Mr. Kevin Hofmann also has a great blog transracial adoptive parents should read, share, and subscribe to: My Mind On Paper. Check it out.
On April 28, 2011, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Mr. Kevin Hofmann is hosting a webinar titled "Transcultural X: The 10 Essentials For Successful Transcultural Adoption".
"One could argue that all adoptions are transcultural since simply coming from one family environment to other is a journey from one culture to another. With that in mind it is important we understand the dynamics of transcultural adoption.
In this lecture/ open discussion workshop you will learn the 10 things all transcultural parents and professionals should know about adopting transculturally. Some of the topics we will discuss are: Preparing for the “unprepareable,” Designing a CCP(cultural connection plan), and Love ain’t gonna keep you dry. Join Kevin for some laughs and maybe some tears, as we explore how to get this thing done right.
The workshop will be a combination of lecture, open discussion and group exercises as he shares from his own experiences as a transracial adoptee as well as from the experiences of other transcultural adoptees and families he’s worked with. Kevin will also candidly share what his parents did right, what they should have addressed, and what they could have done better. Each participant will leave the workshop with a list of ten topics that they can concentrate on to help meet the needs of their clients or their own transcultural children."
Anyone can log on and be a part of this webinar via the internet. Learn more about it HERE or HERE.
Mr. Kevin Hofmann has agreed to give a copy of his book, "Growing Up Black In White" to the winner of this giveaway! The winner has two options: (1)receive a copy signed by Mr. Hoffman from me or (2) receive a personalized and signed copy from Mr. Hofmann!
If you wanna enter this giveaway, here's what ya do:
-leave a comment on this post briefly sharing how transracial adoption affects your life (i.e. my niece is transracially adopted)
-put your email address at the end of your comment so I can contact you should you win.
Chances for extra entries:
-you will receive an extra entry for every time you have previously commented on I Am A Black Mother IF you comment on this post
-follow I Am A Black Mother (if you were a follower previous to this giveaway you will receive two extra entries IF you comment on this post)
-subscribe to I Am A Black Mother and comment again telling me you did
-subscribe to My Mind On Paper and comment again telling me you did
-Facebook about this giveaway including link and share your FB name in your comment
-Tweet about this giveaway including link and share your Twitter ID in your comment
-blog about this giveaway including a link and leave a link to your post in your comment.
Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, April 13th at 11:59 PM MST. The winner will be announced and emailed by Friday, April 15th, and have three days to claim their prize. If after three days the winner has not claimed his or her prize a new winner will be selected.
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