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Hello,

We are parents of color to a white child. I am learning that this is not common and transracial does not apply to us as much as it applies to white families with a child of color. I started a thread regarding this topic and attended a transracial adoption class in San Francisco today. This topic seems to be something new and quite rare. Please help us explore this issue. Also, please read my thread entitled “Parent of color lost in a sea of white parents with a child of color.”

Sincerely,
Jessica

Oliversmommy

By ahappymama on Sunday, March 06, 2011 at 10:58 am.

An article on what adoptive parents do/cope when a country closes adoptions, when you been matched? Fees have been paid!

By Mom2Bs on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 7:04 pm.

I would love to see a story on adoption and faith.

By michelecscott on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm.

I would love to see more articles on Taiwan Adoptions.  Taiwan ROCks was just formed and held their first Reunion in Texas.  We’re already gearing up for next year in Chicago!!!  ROCks stands for Reuniting Our Children for Kinship and Support.  The event was amazing.  Incredible.  Indescribable.

By momwithfaithandhope on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 4:09 am.

I would LOVE to see an article on Leaves of Love: http://leavesoflove.blogspot.com/

So many of us mamas are fundraising to raise money for our adoptions, I think it would be a really neat option to highlight!

By Future Mama on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 4:46 am.

We just had 24 families in TX for our first annual Taiwan R.O.Cks family reunion.  Next summer we will be bigger and better in Chicago.  It was the most amazing experience for our children as well as for the parents.  It was incredible to see all of these children…some who were foster siblings, had been in orphanages together, came from staying in the same facility or foster family and we united them all together in one place. 

We have 225 families in our group and our goal is to have all of us together someday. 

You seldom see info on Taiwan as it is overshadowed by China….but really an amazing country to adopt from and wished more people knew about it:)

By Hayden's mommy on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 7:46 am.

I agree it would be great to highlight the Taiwan ROCKS reunion is TX and next years event.  We attended this year and want to meet more people next year.  It was so special to see our son with kids he spent his first months with.

It is important to see stories in your publication about other country programs what are smaller to let new families know it is a viable alternative.

By kmichel on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm.

I would like to see an article about the struggles ‘single’ people face when trying to adopt.  Either International or US foster.  I am a prime example of people saying ‘no’ because I am single.  Isn’t one parent better than no parent.  I have over 279 emails, 100’s of phone calls and meeting, all for an 11 year old boy whom I had met and bonded with.  I had been approved twice and then once visitations had been started, I was ‘unapproved’ because I am single (oops, they made a ‘mistake’!

I have not seen anything about this, and felt a lone and not sure where to turn or how to fight. An article about this, may help others, as I know I can’t be the only one going through this.

By Adoption Rocks on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm.

I was adopted from Russia at the age of seven. People always say how easy it is to learn a new language and move to a different culture, but it was really hard for me. It took me several years for me to forget my past. I would like to see more stories about older children getting adopted and how hard it is to not think about your past. The issues that could be mentioned are difficulty of forgetting the past, finding who your birth family is, and trying to be “normal.”

By Valeking on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 8:26 pm.

Hi There,

We recently adopted a 4-year old and we had a very non-traditional journey through the adoption process.  I think that some of the “outlier” steps that we took really helped to a) pave the way for family integration and b) help our daughter attach and thrive.  I’d like to share our story.

By sonyaariel on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm.
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