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November is National Adoption Awareness Month. While we celebrate all families formed through adoption during this month, the focus is on helping the more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster system find permanent homes. On National Adoption Day, which falls on Saturday, November 17 this year, courts across the country will remain open to finalize the adoptions of children from foster care. In honor of this special day and month, we are pleased to present this guest post by an adoptive parent and the husband of a former foster child.
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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who shared a family memory for a chance to win a "Roots of Love" pendant.
Congratulations to the winner, AFC member Jaylene. Here's the memory she shared:
"I was a high school choir teacher, and got 'the call' during a rehearsal. I announced my news and had 100 high school kids come crowd around me, jumping up and down and giving me hugs. It was the best feeling in the world! Two…
For the past few weeks, I have, I admit, been taken over by Linsanity. Jeremy Lin's astonishing prowess on the basketball court, after years of dismissal by coaches, has every element of a Horatio Alger story. Moreover, Lin is straightforward about the likelihood that his skill went unnoticed for so long because he's Asian. In a recent interview, Lin said, "I am frequently described as 'deceptively quick' or 'deceptively athletic.' What part of me doesn't look fast or athletic?"
Such stereotypes, often subconscious in those who hold them, can be much harder for our non-white, transracially adopted children to live with than acts of overt racism. For many kids (and adults), it's hard to recognize small…
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