Good transracial adoption blogs
This isn't a blog focused on transracial adoptive families, but it is a blog "on raising a family in a color struck world." The blog used to be called Anti-Racist Parent, but the blog writers eventually decided the title was too narrow and went instead with "Love Isn't Enough." That's an interesting title because its a frequently used term in adoption communities. I don't know why, but they choose to use the abbreviation "LIE." Anyway, it's a good blog in anycase, and I know many adoptive transracial family readers love it.
Most of the ones I follow tend to be from the perspective of transratial (white/Asian) families. Some of my favorites:
Land of the Not-So-Calm (written by a Korean adult adoptee...you need to email her and ask her for a password to view most of her posts)
American Family (written by an adoptive mom...this one recently stopped posts, but her archives are extensive and AMAZING. Fantastic, funny, HONEST blog about living life with a transracial family.)
Third Mom (Adoptive mom with grown adopted children...I go back and forth on this one. I love her advocacy stance, but sometimes I feel like she takes the impact of adoption far too seriously...which is saying a lot, if you know me.)
Julia's JAM (Korean adult adoptee...this one is very sad. The author passed away in 2008, after a battle with cancer and an unsuccessful attempt to get help from her birth family. Julia was an amazing and honest writer...I often think about her, and wish we could still learn from her life, wisdom, humor, and experience.)
Edited by RedOakMomma - 11/16/10 at 7:09am
I like reading http://myminivanrocks.wordpress.com/. I've met the writer in person and she's really awesome. She has one bio child, one child from Vietnam, and one biracial child from domestic adoption. She is also a contributing writer on VVAI (Voices for Vietnam Adoption Integrety). She frequently posts about what it means to support your children adopted transracially, and also writes a lot on adoption ethics and ethical adoption reform.
For hair care for AA kids, I like: http://www.happygirlhair.com/ and http://www.keepmecurly.com/ Both have tons of great pics of different hairstyles and product information and reviews. There is a yahoo group called adoptionhair_skincare which is helpful and also has tons of information, links, pictures etc.
I'd like to participate in this as my son is biracial and my soon-to-be-daughter is African. Is this a yahoo group? How do I join?
Oh, lol.... thought it was an online group. Have a great time! Locally we're fortunate to have a great group of families who have adopted from Ethiopia, unusual for such a small area. But I don't know of a general TRA group.