Adoption

***PBugMom***

You asked me last week if I can share some of what I've read on interracial adoption/parenting.  I've been meaning to answer you since then, but haven't been able to post.

Much of what I've read has been in the form of articles I've seen here and there.  Adoptive Families (http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/) usually has at least one article an issue touching on this in some way, and I've always found their articles to be very insightful and thought-provoking.

http://www.amazon.com/Im-Chocolate-Youre-Vanilla-Race-Conscious/dp/0787941964 is a great book that talks about how kids see race, and builds a parenting approach based on their understanding.

Most recently, I came across this 2009 Newsweek article, which I found at the same time as a few real-life experiences tended to suggest there was a lot of truth to it's premise, and has really made me more conscious about addressing skin color on a regular basis in our home:  http://www.newsweek.com/2009/09/04/see-baby-discriminate.html.


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