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Caring for Your Child’s Skin and Hair in Transracial Adoption - Expert Webinar

transracial adoption skin and hair care expert Brooke Jackson When you become a parent through adoption, your child’s hair and skin may be different from your own -- particularly if you adopted transracially. Join Brooke Jackson, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, to ask questions about any of the challenges you've faced during Adoptive FamiliesCaring for Your Child's Skin and Hair Expert Webinar on December 12, 2012 from 1PM to 2PM ET. Submit questions in advance by posting a comment below.

Brooke Jackson, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, is the Medical Director of the Skin Wellness Center of Chicago and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. Her specialties include ethnic skin care, laser therapy, and skin cancer prevention. She recently published a guidebook for adoptive families, Child of Mine: Caring for the Skin and Hair of Your Adopted Child. Dr. Jackson is also a 10-time marathoner, eight-time triathlete, and the adoptive mom of three energetic toddlers.

Listen to a recording of this webinar and see the full lineup of upcoming Adoptive Families webinars.

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I am a mother of two very beautiful, fully African American adopted daughters.  I was lucky enough to get to know Dr. Jackson personally through my professional career.  I highly suggest the book she has just written.  I have purchased a copy for myself and am sending one to my adoption agency as a Christmas present, as they often suggest books for adoptive parents to read.  I get so many compliments and asked all the time of what I use on my 2 year-old daughter’s hair, from people of various ethnic backgrounds.  I have to give credit to Dr. Jackson as I have followed her advice on both skin and hair products.  Thank you Dr. Jackson!

By NLove on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm.

Our beautiful 7 yr adopted son is african-american and caucasian. I keep his coarse hair very short (buzz cut every 3 weeks) because if it gets longer he starts itching the top of his head! I only wash his hair once a week and brush with special oil every morning but it is still very dry. He also develops dry, itchy flakes on top of his head .. please help!

By Peg on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm.

My biracial (AA and Caucasian) daughter’s hair is too fine to use oil, as it gets sticky and oily rather than shiny, but is getting frizzy and dry when I use the things that used to work, like leaving in regular conditioner, hair repair serums, etc.  What should I do for her “in between” hair?

By kristadm on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm.

would be interested in the audio of the webinar. How do I get to it?

By Toni H on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:24 am.

Where can we find the audio file for this?

By ColoradoMom on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm.

Where is the link for the audio file?

By Raineyday on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm.

I’m also wondering where the link to the audio file of this webinar is.  I had to leave early and would really like to hear the remainder of the webinar that I missed.  Thanks!

By Haley'sMom on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm.

How do you access audio file? Where is it?

By Gossamer19103 on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:27 am.

The recording of this webinar is available at

By AFC Editors on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm.

Nothing happens when I click on the link.  The recording does not start.  PLease help as I definitely need help in this area of skin and hair care!!!

By faithful33 on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm.
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