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Why I Talk About Race With My White Children

I never expected to be raising white children. I pictured countless other cultural and racial backgrounds. I’d always planned on adoption, and expected to diversify our already multiracial family more. My goal was, in part, to confuse people so much they wouldn’t even bother with the awkward questions and comments that tend to follow families […]

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The “Firsts” of Adoption

When I met my children, they were 15 months old. I wasn’t there the first time my daughter crawled or the first time my son walked. I don’t know if they sucked their thumbs, when they first sat up, or when they rolled over. I don’t even remember some of the milestones for which I […]

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One Mom’s Junk Is A Kid’s Treasure

I’m sitting on my patio trying to reclaim one of probably hundreds of trains of thoughts, a train of thought that, like most, left the metaphorical thought station but quickly derailed following a cry of “Mama!” My children are actually occupied — engaged in some sort of dramatic reenactment of Moana, that involves lots of […]

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