Deliberate parenting can make a difference. Here’s our story of the challenges — and wonderful surprises — of transracial adoption.
by Jana Wolff
No guidelines or checklists exist for learning how to instill racial pride in a child who has been adopted transracially.
When my husband and I were first looking into adoption, we were much more focused on how to get a baby than on how to parent one. We read everything we could find about successfully adopting, and spoke to anyone we could on the subject.
When we finally became the proud adoptive parents of our son, Ari, we plunged into study once again to learn all that we could from our new gurus: Dr. Spock, T. Berry Brazelton, Penelope Leach, and many others…