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Bi-racial/Transracial Adoption: Fears, Prejudice & Praise


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Of course, Adoptive Families website has a fantastic section on the website dedicated to Transracial Adoption - it lists a multitude of resources on trans-racial adoption, including Adoptive Families magazine articles, book recommendations, website recommendations, kids books, etc...

Check it out - it's fantastic!

Transracial Adoption (Adoptive Families Website)

-Lisa

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Thanks everyone for the compliments on my poem! I had a great time writing it.

You guys are too sweet! :)

Heather,

How exciting for you and your family! God bless!

Sabrina

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I wrote a poem tonight when I was thinking about my boys and how blessed I am...

(not sure if this was the right place to post it)

Isn't it beautiful?

How was I to know how beautiful the painting was to be?

You see a masterpiece was being created for me...

with each stroke of his brush done lovingly

the artist used a rainbow of colors for my family.

Isn't it beautiful?

Van Gogh and Monet were some of the greats....

But, it was for the master I decided to wait...

A painting so divine...the colors so grand...

done according to the master's plan

Isn't it beautiful?

There are so many choices in this rainbow of life

How could he know which colors are right?

I did not choose the time or the day...

I sat back waited for the Father to say...

your masterpiece is complete now handle with care...

Isn't it beautiful?

As I look at this painting done for me with love

I give thanks to the Father from up above

This masterpiece was created for me...

It's a rainbow of love called my family...

Isn't it beautiful?

Not just beautiful, but inspiring. Well done...I will print this and place it in our future child's baby book! It is awesome!

In conjuction with that, I love this phrase:

“What we do for ourselves dies with us.

What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine

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I'm so happy to see this topic alive and kicking! On many occassions, Abrazo/Elizabeth has pushed the envelope with us and today, I thank God she has. At first, when you are feeling out of your comfort zone and questioning the very things you thought you were pretty sure about, well, that's so akward and unsettling to say the least. Not only, have we looked deeper to open ourselves to our now biracial child, in time it came natural to really WANT to adopt a Full African American child. You wonder if wanting to adopt African American now puts you in the same place... limiting yourselves unintentially. I think about that often and hopefully that won't be the case. I want to be open to what God has in store for us and with that, I'm sure whichever child he or she is... everything will turn out just fine.

I'm not sure what exactly sparked all this movement, but it sure is great! When I read the post from Elizabeth, I was so happy that she was so forethcoming in the issues that affect us all. Honesty IS the best policy!

Love Ya All,

Claudia

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