|The Carr family of Iowa|
Since today is Wednesday I thought I would tackle the issue of trans racial or trans cultural adoption. We know it’s happening. In NYC you can walk down the street any given day and see a Caucasian mommy with a beautiful Asian little boy or girl. When you are involved with non domestic adoptions nine times out of ten you are going to adopt a child that is not the same race or culture as you.
- If you don’t know how to care for a child with hair unlike yours, please be prepared to send her to a salon or learn how to do her hair like this father.
- If you are adopting a child that speaks a different language be prepared to learn said language and encourage your child to hold on to their biological culture.
- Be prepared to be the ‘different’ family. Not only does adoption make your child different but if they are of a different race and culture then you, your entire family is different.
- Be willing to integrate. If you live in an area that has one predominate race be sure that you involve yourself with activities outside of that environment. It’s important for your child to see people just like them.