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14 Reasons Why This Adoptive Parent is not a Fan of the Drop Box Hype

14 Reasons Why This Adoptive Parent is not a Fan of the Drop Box Hype

The Drop Box film has enjoyed substative popularity in the United States. As a mother of transracially adopted children, I have been asked frequently what I thought of the movie and the idea. Each question is clearly punctuated by a resounding sigh full of positivity and tearful bubble hearts. I have not seen the movie. IContinue Reading

Seemingly Minor Mistakes White Adoptive Parents of Children of Color Often Make

Seemingly Minor Mistakes White Adoptive Parents of Children of Color Often Make

All white parents adopting children of color should know of the big, damaging mistakes we stand to make: not moving to an area where our children will see people that mirror them daily (an adoptee’s experience) not having close friends who mirror our children (an adoptee’s experience) not celebrating and integrating important components of our children’s race and culture (an adoptee’s view) not supporting ourContinue Reading

The Lesson I Learned That Time I Mooned the AME Church

The Lesson I Learned That Time I Mooned the AME Church

We attended a local African Methodist Episcopal Church. I wore my new yoga pants. I mooned the congregation.   Let me start from the beginning. Here’s the longer version of the church part of the story: We’ve been searching for a place of worship since we moved to California. It’s not an easy task, as weContinue Reading

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