03 May 2011

Transracial Adoption: A Family's Experience and Advice...

...to those considering adopting transracially

What a great video! "Straight from the horse's mouth." A couple of things jumped out at me. First, that transracially adopted kids stand out, and standing out in any way is very difficult for teenagers. I always knew this, but it was interesting to hear about it from someone who had been through it. Second, the transracially adopted young man says that a transracial family MUST have neighbors and friends who are the same race as their transracially adopted child. Ooo. That really struck a cord. We aren't even close to providing that for our child. Decisions, decisions. Stay here for ourselves, or move for our child. Thoughts about this video?

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  1. Oh, I love this video! My son is biracial, and this was a good reminder...b/c somedays, I just get so used to his color, I forget there is a difference, which is a mother's love, but I need to remember there is a different world out there for him, besides in this family. LOVE this!

  2. I'm so glad! Thanks for "tuning in"!


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