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Considerations for Naming Your Trans-Racially or Inter-Culturally Adopted Child
Naming your adopted child is one of the first acts of claiming her as your own and will influence her identity throughout life. Your child's name prior to joining your family may be the only thing that truly belongs to her from that time before you. It constitutes ties with her culture, with...
Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Vulnerable Foster Children in Georgia
PRESS RELEASE Dangerous shelters, high caseloads, racism delaying adoptions cited in lawsuit charging Gov. Barnes and state officials with violating civil rights of children in Fulton and DeKalb counties. A civil rights lawsuit filed today in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, charges...
The ancient tradition of taking in kin has come full circle. Today's social workers, recognizing the value of kinship care long practiced informally in certain cultures, are reaching out to families to provide a safe, stable, and loving environment for children who can no longer live with their...
Judge Approves Settlement of Class-action Lawsuit; Full-scale Reform of Tennessee Child Welfare Syst
PRESS RELEASE Outside experts and independent monitor to guide and enforce comprehensive reform of state's Department of Children's Services. A federal district judge released his decision today approving a settlement reached by all parties in Brian A. v. Sundquist, the child welfare reform...

"African American" in the News

Cards one of 3 teams with no black players
'It is something we do think about,' GM Mozeliak says on Jackie Robinson Day. Cards have four African-American players at Memphis.  
Harvard's Record-High Percentage of Black Students Is a (Very Small) Win for Diversity
African Americans will make up 11.9 percent of Harvard's accepted class for next fall, and while that's being touted as a record high for the school, it's actually right in line with previous years. Of the accepted students in the last record class, three years ago, 11.8 percent were...
New index reveals sobering picture of how much African-American children lag
Children of color
MLB's African-American Superstars Discuss Jackie Robinson's Impact
On the eve of Jackie Robinson Day 2014, Bleacher Report had an exclusive opportunity to speak with some of the most visible and prominent African-American players in Major League Baseball.  While attending the Atlanta Braves-Philadelphia Phillies series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, B/R...

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Teens Dealing with Adoption
August 21, 2013, 6:58 am
My new job gives me the opportunity to educate people about adoption. Most folks don't know much at all about the process, particularly about how adoption plays out in the teen years.  Both our older girls have birth siblings they've never met. Pepper has 5 half-siblings (4 living), and Sunshine...
My Choice: Diverse Classes or Diverse Classmates
August 29, 2013, 9:47 am
During my daughter's last year in preschool, the school's administration decided to start a private kindergarten.  If the first year of the new school was successful, they planned to add a grade a year each year as long as it was feasible, possibly up to eighth grade. I wouldn't have sought...
The Questions People Ask: Question # 2
September 19, 2013, 6:48 am
In a recent post, I wrote about practicing answers to questions that people will ask about an adopted child.  I'm always surprised at the questions that people will ask in front of my child.  This series of posts is my attempt to give people creating a family through adoption the chance to think...
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Adopting again after transracial adoption
January 23, 2014, 8:56 pm
My husband and I are both Caucasian and adopted a mixed race child (African American and Hispanic). He is now 2 and the light of our life. We are trying to adopt again. When we adopted our son, we were open to a child of any race. However, now that he is part of our family, we are wondering if...
Bryan-searching for bio-family/mother
February 28, 2014, 5:13 pm
I was born in Alburquerque, New Mexico at the Presbyterian Hospital in albuquerque, but my adoption was finalized in Illinois. My date of birth is 9/14/1968. I was adopted 7 days after my birth by the Pratt family. I am an African American Male. My birth mother was very fair skinned, and my birth...
Daughter Born 1/3/1974 in Omaha, NE
February 11, 2014, 1:10 pm
Our birth daughter was born 40 years ago at a Salvation Army hospital in Omaha, NE. Her birthdate was 1/3/1974. She is bi-racial. Her father is African American and I am Caucasian. We married in July, 1977 and have 2 other children.
Bryan-Searching for bio-family "Stultz" 1968
January 23, 2014, 3:47 pm
I was born in Alburquerque, New Mexico at the Presbyterian Hospital in albuquerque. My date of birth is 9/14/1968. I was adopted 7 days after my birth by the Pratt family. I live in Illinois. I am an African American Male. My birth mother was very fair skinned, and my birth certificate states...

Stories About "African American"

After the Adoption...
I am a 38-year-old woman who was adopted. My mother relinquished her rights to me at birth, but I lived with foster parents until I was adopted at 18 1/2 months old. I wish I could share a joyous...
How Did They Know I'm Chinese?
Adoptive parents in trans-racial families have additional challenges to parenting biological children. In addition to the usual childhood struggles, we must find ways to support and guide our...
I Am Blessed
Hello,My name is David. I went to college in Rhode Island, and in my second year of college, I impregnated the birth mother of my daughter. Being young and 19 years of age, I decided to leave college...

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