Real families share how they help their kids learn about their heritage.
Joining the Community
After we committed ourselves to our future child, a black son from Haiti, we felt we needed to connect to the black community in our area. So we began attending a church whose congregation is 95 percent African-American. Within a few months, we were making friends at the new church and learning important things about African-American culture.
Our son came home a year later, and by then the people at the church considered us family. We hug when we see each other in the grocery store. One of my close friends, a hair stylist, cuts my son’s hair, and showed me how to take care of it. We were invited to Christmas dinner, soul-food style, at the home of a lady from church….