When: An Adoptee’s Experience – guest blogger S. Hein

Context: Ms. Hein, a transracial adoptee in her tweens, created the following poem for a middle school language arts assignment.  Ms. Hein selected her topic and wrote her poem during class time, using evenings at home to practice and memorize her work. She asserts these are her thoughts, her feelings, her experiences and respects others’… Read more ➞

Preview of “Contrition” by Maura Weiler – post by Shawna Ervin

Hi, Readers! November’s book selection has been changed so that we can welcome the authors of both November’s selection and February’s selection!  Exciting news! I have been able to get Maura Weiler, author of Contrition, to come to our TAFicity book group in November. To do this, we are switching this month’s book with February’s… Read more ➞

When You Check The Box (re-blog post)

So well-said, so beautifully and honestly written. When You Check The Box – Angela Tucker of The Adopted Life

A Letter to My ( Adopted ) Child (TAFicity blog post)

By Patti Jacobs Hein Dear Child of Mine, Before I met you, I was the perfect parent.  I had all the answers, was confident in the best ways to care for you, to build you up, to keep you safe, to teach you to make good choices for yourself, to nurture your dreams, and guide… Read more ➞

A Worthy Voice: Trans-racial adoptee; Susan Harris O’Connor (re-blog post)

Given the recently renewed back-and-forth over whether white adults can be good parents, even good enough parents, to children of color (via transracial adoption, specifically), I want to share this with you.

TAFicity PNO (parents’ night out) with Scheer Comedy!!! – March 15, 2014 at 7pm (TAFicity Fundraiser)

Please join us for a great adults-only evening enjoying the hilarious entertainment of Scheer Comedy, featuring the Most Awesome, Debbie Scheer!! The evening includes an open bar, appetizers, and much laughter and socializing. This event is hosted in support of our nonprofit organization for transracially adoptive families, TAFicity, Inc. Our 501(c)(3) application has been submitted… Read more ➞

A Night Of Laughter with Scheer Comedy!!! – March 15, 2014 at 7pm (TAFicity Fundraiser)

Please join us for a great adults-only evening enjoying the hilarious entertainment of Scheer Comedy, featuring the Most Awesome, Debbie Scheer!! The evening includes an open bar, appetizers, and much laughter and socializing. This event is hosted in support of our nonprofit organization for transracially adoptive families, TAFicity, Inc. Our 501(c)(3) application has been submitted… Read more ➞

THANKFUL – My Adoption Day Story by Madeleine Melcher (re-blog post)

I came across this post today from an adult adoptee.  She offers a post where she reflects on her Adoption Day. This is a beautiful and hope-inspiring story.  Thank you, Madeleine, for sharing your story with all of us! She has granted us permission to post her blog here as well:  “THANKFUL – My Adoption… Read more ➞

More from Laura Riness: Beauty & Self-Esteem (re-post video blogs)

Here are two more video clips from Ms. Riness, an adult transracial adoptee.  Ms. Riness discusses her experiences of the interplay of her self esteem and her perception of her own beauty as well as the impact of others’ comments about her visual presence. “On Being Beautiful – Reflections on Transracial Adoption and Beauty” “Hair… Read more ➞

Laura Riness: Transracial Adoption Reflections (re-post video blogs)

I came across this video clip today. Thank you to Laura Riness for sharing her experiences (found on “Reflections on Transracial Adoption” on YouTube).  All transracially adoptive families can gain from Ms. Riness’ insights, and especially those families with African-American daughters. Transracial Adoption Reflections: Laura Riness I look forward to hearing more of her thoughts… Read more ➞