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Half-price adoptions: Should we tell our kids?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman When we decided to pursue a domestic adoption nearly five years ago, my husband and I – both of us white – decided that we were open to adopting transracially. We were naïve about … Continue reading

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Review of Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Cloudscome Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption by Barbara Katz Rothman. Beacon Press, 2005. Rothman is a professor of sociology at Baruch College, CUNY. She’s written several other books on motherhood, giving birth, race, and … Continue reading

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Hope vs. Optimism

by ARP Columnist Jae Ran Kim, originally published at Kimchi Mamas I was pregnant with my daughter in April of 1992 when the police officers in the Rodney King beating were acquitted and the riots erupted in Los Angeles. I … Continue reading

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Black/white transracial adoption

This post was originally published at Racialicious on August 17, 2006. by Carmen Van Kerckhove Quite a few people have pointed us to this New York Times article on transracial adoption today. (Thanks daddyinastrangeland, Naro% and Takara!) I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Mom of mixed family shares humbling anecdote

This post was originally published at Racialicious on June 15, 2006. by Jen Chau Nice story in the Christian Science Monitor — a mom of mixed and transracially adopted kids reflects on a time when she took a stranger’s solemn … Continue reading

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Doesn’t this look like a family to you?

This post was originally published at Racialicious on June 8, 2006. by Carmen Van Kerckhove (First heard about this case on Blogging Baby.) Olivia Shelltrack and Fondrey Loving are facing eviction from the house they purchased in the St. Louis … Continue reading

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