My daughter asks endless, complex questions about adoption. My son asks none. How can I best support my children, who have the same birth mother, as they grow?
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It is impossible to predict how your momma's heart will feel when the hard adoption questions come. I know I was not ready for the conversation that came a couple of weeks ago.
Rather than teach our children to love and accept everyone in spite of their color, we have sought to teach them to love everyone and to celebrate, acknowledge, and respect their color and all that comes attached to it.
Learning to braid my adopted African-American daughter's hair was hard. Leaving it out in an afro brought different challenges.
In Ecuador, my homeland, adoption is not the norm and transracial adoption is even rarer. But on my most recent trip home, I found a way to encourage understanding of my family.
As I watched my four-year-old son, happily playing the role of the playground monster, I wondered -- will he one day be unwillingly thrust into that role, due to racial stereotyping?
How I wish I could provide my daughter with a picture of her birth mother. How I wish I could see a picture. But my children's birth mother chose a closed adoption.
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Thanks so much for saying Danielle! Exciting stuff happening in New York and other states right now… so if anyone wants to be heard now’s…...
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and experiences jilalowery, jodell, and luckydad. Yes I like all the talking about open adoption that’s going on.…...
The parents are responsible for the correct upbringing of their children, so they have to discipline them, play with them, and teach them to respect…...
We adopted our daughters from foster care, and they are 2 in a sibling group of 8. They have 6 brothers (talk about a brood). …...
Thank you for sharing this. Our son is only 18 months, and the sibling discussion has arisen a few times. It’s interesting to me that…...
We have 3 adopted sons. 2 white, 1 black. Our oldest 2 are biological siblings so people just assume I gave birth to them because…...