Resources For the Realities of Transracial Adoption
AGCI is committed to supporting our families through the lifelong journey of adoption. That means walking with families through both the joyful and the painful parts of adoption–we refuse to shy away from difficult conversations.
We know it isn’t always easy to talk about race. However, these conversations are essential–particularly for families whose skin-tones might not “match.” We’ve compiled a few resources below to get the conversation going. As always, we’re here. Please reach out if you have any questions or if we can help your family in any way.
The Realities of Raising a Kid of a Different Race
If You’re Color Blind, How Do You See Me?
Behavior is the Language of Unmet Needs
The Talk: Revealing the Realities of Racism to My African-American Child
Race and Identity in Transracial Adoption- Suggestions for Adoptive Parents
STARTING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE: BOOKS FOR FAMILIES BEGINNING THEIR ADOPTION JOURNEYS
Cultures of Transnational Adoption
Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Differences
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib
Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe: A Photographic Journey Around the World
If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World’s People
Material World: A Global Family Portrait
All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel—The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color