We’ve added a new article to our site: “Nurturing Healthy Racial Identity Development Vs. Internalized Racism In Transracially-Adopted Youngsters”. The author of the article is Jane Brown, MSW, creator of Adoption Playshops, and a longtime adoption social worker and educator. She and her husband are parents to eight children, five of whom joined their family through adoption.
Here’s an excerpt:
She focused on the emotional content of her daughterâ€™s words, conveying that she was listening to understand, and wanted to help. â€œIâ€™m guessing that lots has been on your mindâ€“ worries over fitting in and whether or not you are as attractive as those girlsâ€“ the White girlsâ€“ in your school.