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 ➞
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 ➞
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 ➞
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.
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 ➞
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 ➞
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 ➞