Tag Archives: international adoption

LIE Links 9.25.12

The impact of new photo identification requirements on youth of color Since the 2008 presidential election, in which youth of color turned out to vote at historic rates, many state legislatures have passed new voting laws that require voters to show … Continue reading

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Adopted Chinese daughters seek their roots

by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Jae Ran Kim, originally published at Harlow’s Monkey This article comes via Financial Times (which in itself is interesting to me – a story about adoptees returning to their country of birth in a publication … Continue reading

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Anita Tedaldi, Guilt and White Privilege

written by Racialicious deputy editor Thea Lim; originally published at Racialicious [Editor’s note: Though we briefly discussed Anita Tedaldi in this space last week, I wanted to share Thea’s post about the issue. We discussed the Racialicious post on this … Continue reading

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ARP Link: Embrace of adoptee’s “home” culture can have costs

In “Another country, not my own,” a recent article in The Boston Globe, Mei-Ling Hopgood explains the challenges that can occur when adoptive parents cling too tightly to the culture of a child’s country of origin. The woman, I know, was just … Continue reading

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Reading with chopsticks

by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Jae-Ran Kim; originally posted at Harlow’s Monkey Last week our family went on our summer vacation and since I have been reading nothing but academic textbooks about research, statistics and public policy and social work theory, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on EJ Graff…

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Julie Corby; crossposted at the Eyes of My Eyes Are Opened I applaud E.J. Graff and The Schuster Institute for opening people’s eyes to the corruption that exists in international adoption. I think that it … Continue reading

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Madonna and adoption: what’s race got to do with it?

[Editor's note: According to the New York Times: "A judge has rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi because of a requirement that prospective parents live in the southern African nation for at least 18 months, another … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is my wife making too much of our adopted child’s race?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My wife and I are adopting a little infant girl from Ethiopia. My wife has read 35 books, spends hours in adoption related chat rooms, has taken courses on caring for black kids’ hair and skin etc. Suffice … Continue reading

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Why Oh Why Are These T-Shirts Still Available?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula, originally published at Heart, Mind and Seoul On numerous occasions in the past, I’ve been fairly unsuccessful in trying to convey how many times I’ve felt that the messages and attitudes perpetuated by our society … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Shame in Saying That I’m Asian

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula Perhaps it’s just me – but as a parent of a biracial daughter and an Asian son – it’s far from my dream as their mother to have either of them enter into their adulthood … Continue reading

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The ultimate cultural appropriation

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid, originally published at Third Mom I have a little pendant that I’ve worn for many years. It’s tiny thing, a little gold filigree oval with the word ???, omoni, which is Korean for mother, … Continue reading

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Taking Control

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid, originally published at Third Mom My oldest child went away to college in the fall. It’s a huge milestone, but he’s breezing through it with barely an emotional ripple. Not so his mom. I’m … Continue reading

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It’s not too late to take action, even after 40 years

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Jae Ran Kim, originally published at Harlow’s Monkey People all over the world are talking about the return of an adopted Korean child by a Dutch diplomat and his wife. I’ve written about disruptions and dissolutions … Continue reading

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Leave

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid, originally published at Third Mom I’m so very tired of people who think the right response to anyone they disagree with is leave. Someone said that to me in an online discussion this week, … Continue reading

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Drive-by Culture

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Jae Ran Kim, originally published at Harlow’s Monkey People ask me all the time for a “top 10″ list of suggestions or rules that are must-do’s regarding transracial adoption, and I’ll admit that I have a … Continue reading

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Is adoption the antithesis to oppression?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove If you haven’t already, do check out this somewhat controversial article in the latest issue of Mother Jones magazine about international adoption: Did I Steal My Daughter? The Tribulations of Global Adoption (hat tip to Jae … Continue reading

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Who Belongs?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky My son was writing in his workbook the other day. We’re homeschooling in the eclectic-semi-unschooling-style; the workbooks have been around for over a year–my kids think they’re fun. The books are actually a great … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: What resources on adoption can I give to my daughter’s pre-school teacher?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I’m looking for some resources on talking about race, adoption, and transracial adoption that I can pass on to my daughter’s preschool teacher. I’ve googled a variety of things but haven’t had much luck. Anything anyone can … Continue reading

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Helping teachers understand adoption

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid, originally published at Third Mom My approach was to keep it simple – both because as a former teacher I knew that my children’s teachers would have limited time to spend reading the packet, … Continue reading

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Making me a liar: responding to intrusive questions about my children

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky I hear one question from strangers more often than any other: “Are they all yours?” The second most common question goes something like this, “Are some of your children adopted?” Long ago I stopped … Continue reading

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