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How do you include your child’s culture within your family?
Posted: 19 March 2011 11:18 PM   Ignore ]  
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We are heading back to Ethiopia this summer with our family.  We have gone to Ethiopia restaurants, cultural events and added Ethiopian, books, art and other items to our house.  Leyla is starting to identify with her culture.  I am interested to learn what other families do?

http://ethiopianties.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-am-opia-ethiopia-baby.html

Posted: 20 March 2011 12:49 AM   Ignore ]  
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you might want to read some info at evan B donaldson http://www.adoptioninstitute.org
A good report re Korean adoptees (now adults) and identity formation etc is at http://www.holtinternational.org/pdfs/Survey2.pdf
another good report is http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/publications/2009_11_BeyondCultureCamp.pdf
I know these children are not Ethiopian but were adopted transracially and intercountry.
There are also good books about growing up in a transracial family some are at http://www.tapestrybooks.com/categories.asp?cID=122 but I am sure there are more.
Your children will be viewed in America, I suspect, as African American rather than Ethiopian.

Posted: 20 March 2011 02:18 AM   Ignore ]  
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Thank you Regina for both the information and your insights.  I think both will be helpful for us on this journey.

E

Posted: 29 November 2012 11:11 PM   Ignore ]  
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There is a really good source of information for transracial families of African/African American children called Beyond The 5 Star. Visit http://www.beyondthe5star.com