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I thought we might want to expand on that list in the area of transracial adoption. The topic comes up often here so why not have a resource list?<br><br>
Here are some things I have found useful so far.<br>
(Apologies if a transracial adoption resource list already exists)<br><br>
Websites/ articles/ books online:<br>
* <b>Transracial Parenting in Foster Care & Adoption</b> - <a href="http://johnraible.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/cultural-resource-manual-1.pdf" target="_blank">http://johnraible.files.wordpress.co...e-manual-1.pdf</a><br>
* <b>Adoption Talk</b> - <a href="http://chinaadoptiontalk.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://chinaadoptiontalk.blogspot.com/</a><br>
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* <b>Adopt-a-tude</b> - <a href="http://adopt-a-tude.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://adopt-a-tude.blogspot.com/</a><br><br>
Books for children:<br>
* <b>A Mother for Choco</b> by Keiko Kasza - a children's book about adoption in general. A baby chick, Choco, looks for his mother and cannot find anyone who looks and acts just like him. Finally he meets Mrs. Bear who asks him what his mother would do and it turns our Mrs. Bear can do those things. Choco meets Mrs. Bears other "children" who are all different kinds of animals. This book can be used for transracial or same-race adoptions<br>
* <b>Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story</b> by Lori Rosove - another book about adoption that uses animals. Rosie is a beagle who was adopted by schnoauzers.<br>
* <b>The Skin You Live In</b> by Michael Tyler - a children's book about diversity. It's a celebration of various skin colors.<br>
* <b>Brown Like Me</b> by Noelle Lamperti - a children's book for children with dark skin. Little Noelle, a black girl adopted by white parents, uses old family photos and drawings in this book that celebrates brown.<br><br>
Books for parents:<br>
* <b>Inside Transracial Adoption</b> by Gail Steinberg & Beth Hall - basically a how-to guide for white parents of children of color. Most of it is common sense to anyone who has thought seriously about transracial adoptions, but it's a good guide nonetheless.<br>
* <b>Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption</b> by Barbara Katz Rothman - a bit academic but still useful. Written from the perspective of a Jewish woman who adopted a black girl.<br><br>
Are there any books, websites, etc. that you've found useful?
 

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I am mostly a lurker in this forum, as I don't have any kids yet. However, DH and I have been talking seriously about doing adoption and/or foster care, so I have been doing a lot of reading—particularly about transracial adoption.<br><br>
One of my absolute favorite adoption blogs is Peter's Cross Station (<a href="http://lilysea.blogs.com" target="_blank">http://lilysea.blogs.com</a>), which contains lots of information about a (white) lesbian couple from Chicago who have adopted two African American girls. Both adoptions are partially open. The blog author, Shannon, recently posted an index of her most comprehensive adoption posts:<br><a href="http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscrossstation/2008/05/transracial-ado.html" target="_blank">http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscross...acial-ado.html</a><br><a href="http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscrossstation/2008/07/if-i-was-in-cha.html" target="_blank">http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscross...as-in-cha.html</a><br><a href="http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscrossstation/2008/07/more-on-reading.html" target="_blank">http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscross...n-reading.html</a><br><a href="http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscrossstation/2007/11/wendy-asks-me-1.html" target="_blank">http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscross...asks-me-1.html</a><br><a href="http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscrossstation/2007/11/more-on-money-a.html" target="_blank">http://lilysea.blogs.com/peterscross...n-money-a.html</a><br><br>
All of those posts are just loaded with fantastic thoughts and resources.<br><br>
Another blog I like is This Woman's Work (<a href="http://www.thiswomanswork.com" target="_blank">www.thiswomanswork.com</a>), written by a woman who adopted an AA girl with her husband. They have an absolutely amazing open adoption with the girl's birth mother, and the blog is very straightforward about the challenges of transracial adoption and open adoption. The author, Dawn, is also active in the open adoption community—in fact, I'm sure some of you are probably familiar with her already.<br><br>
Anyway, I hope these blogs are helpful for someone! I know they have given me lots to think about as DH and I have entered the early, early stages of the adoption process.
 

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Found more good resources here:<br><a href="http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_AfricanAmerican/" target="_blank">http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_AfricanAmerican/</a><br><a href="http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_LatinAmerican/" target="_blank">http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_LatinAmerican/</a><br><a href="http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_EasternEuropean/" target="_blank">http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_EasternEuropean/</a><br><a href="http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_Asian/" target="_blank">http://adoptivefamilies.com/culture_Asian/</a>
 
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