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Transracial Adoption

This is a group for anyone who has or is considering adopting children of a race other than their own

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A New Book for Adoptive Parents!

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Surviving Summer, Staying Sane

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Stories of Adult Transnational Adoptees and their American Parents

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Comment by Angela Carol Frost on May 25, 2011 at 12:39pm
We have been hoping to adopt an Asian baby girl along with one or two more children. We want to leave it open to whatever special baby God wants to send us. We love all children and here in Hawaii there are all kinds of races and many mixed races.
Comment by Michelle on April 21, 2011 at 12:03pm
Thank you Michelle. I couldn't help but tear up when I read that..it must be terribly confusing for such a young mind. There is no way she can NOT know that she is the center of our world..I can't begin to tell you how much I love her.
Comment by Shanda on April 21, 2011 at 11:28am
Amy, what neat camp!
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Comment by Amy Ford on April 1, 2011 at 10:04am
Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce registration has opened for Camp Baobab, the first ever culture camp for transracially adopted youth in Texas!  Camp Baobab is sponsored by Parenting Across Color and will take place in Austin June 9 - 11, 2011 for children ages 5 to 11 whose adoptions have already been consummated.  African American/African/Caribbean children will be immersed in African American culture through art, musics, dance, and history.  Therapeutic play will take place in age appropriate groups.

Space is limited to 50 kids, so don't wait!  Register now!  The cost of camp is $40 per child.  There will be a Transracial Parenting Conference on Saturday, June 11 for adoptive and foster parents.  Topics include White Privilege, Dealing with Racism, Special Needs of AA Boys, and Hair/Skin Care.  Foster parents will receive continuing education credit.  The cost is $25/couple and $15/single parent.  Lunch is included.

Go to www.parentingacrosscolor.com to register!

Thank you,

Amy Ford
President, Parenting Across Color
(512) 844-7907
amy@parentingacrosscolor.com
Comment by Michelle on April 1, 2011 at 10:00am

Michelle,

Regarding children fearing they will be sent away -- I experienced that in a different way.  Maya has a cousin by birth.  A girl exactly her age, by a month.  For a couple of years Savannah would cry when I came near her.  I finally came to believe that she saw me as "the baby snatcher."   She understood that Maya was her cousin and that she didn't live with the rest of the family.  I think she was scared.  It took me years for Savannah to smile at me.  Now she will even let me hug her.  Patience with your daughter.  It will make sense little by little.  The most important thing, as you understand, is that she knows that is her house, you are her parents, and no one can change that.

 

Michelle

Comment by Michelle on March 28, 2011 at 5:57pm
I did find a mother for Choco which is really cute..do you have that one?
Comment by Michelle on March 28, 2011 at 5:55pm
Thank you Donna..I will go look for that right now! Your baby is absolutely beautiful!! :)
Comment by Donna Stacy on March 28, 2011 at 5:29pm
Oh- Michelle!!  My favorite adoption book is "I wished for you"  It is about a bear family!  The adopted bear is a different color than the mama bear.... that might help!!  I love it!!  Such a sweet book.  My daughter is also biracial.... oh how I love my girl!!  I am also a single mom... so I know she will have some questions as she gets older.  Her BM was CC so I hope she will send a photo at some point... she wanted a more closed adoption at first although on paper it is semi open. 
 

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