Transracial Adoption - Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Among all non-Caucasian children who are adopted, 73% of them are adopted into Caucasian families. There are some very real things to consider with transracial adoption. Adopting transracially isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. We were not all meant to be the same. As adoption consultants wit Christian Adoption Consultants we recommend our families having some frank and open conversations as a couple before adopting transracially is really important. Family dynamics, what cultural customs you will or won’t embrace, how you walk your child through concepts of race and ethnicity, and your geographical location and demographics are just a few topics worth taking the time to explore. In all ho

Transracial Adoption Part Three - When It Breaks Your Heart

Thanks for reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, talking about how transracial adoption makes you ‘stick out’ and because of that you get the ’20 questions’ that often come. Today’s post is all about where it becomes very real. It can hit you in the face and not back down. It stings every time you enter a certain situation. It makes you want to throw your hands in the air and ask God why he made people different because some people will just never understand. I have the privilege and responsibility as an adoptive mom and adoption consultant with Christian Adoption Consultants, to walk through the hard parts of transracial adoption. I will never forget the first time my children asked me wh

Transracial Adoption Part Two - Choosing How To Respond To 20 Questions

This was us - 6 kids, aged 6 years old and younger! And yes, we hiked the mountains in Virginia together! In Part 1 of this post I talked about how we are a walking billboard for transracial adoption. Then comes the questions from people. You have several choices in how you respond to people’s questions: you can educate, ignore, stand up for what is right, and respond with laughter. As an adoption consultant with Christian Adoption Consultants I work tirelessly to support and encourage my families in every realm of their adoption journey. One way is having open and honest conversations about transracial adoption. There are never any easy answers, but I do my best to share thoughts to help my

Transracial Adoption Part One - A Walking Billboard

It is obvious to say to most people when they see us out in public, but we don’t share the same skin color as our children (except 1). It has been obvious since our first outing with our oldest where there were whispers in the Burger King play area that she was not our biological daughter. We actually heard them whisper, “They have a black baby.” From that moment on we became a walking billboard to the world: for foster care and adoption. We were a walking billboard because we stuck out like having a huge sign above your head announcing that we were foster parents/adoptive parents. You can’t run from it and you can’t take it off. It forever defines who you are to those watching you in the gr

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