Should You Consider Adopting a Child from Another Culture?

Should You Consider Adopting a Child from Another Culture?

I am tasked during Black History month to talk about race issues in transracial adoption from the perspective of an adoptive parent. I could talk about the importance of racial mirrors or acknowledging Historical figures. I could even talk about the importance of toys...
The Importance of Biological and Racial Connection

The Importance of Biological and Racial Connection

Whether or not you adopt a child with the same cultural and racial background as you, maintaining a connection with the child’s biological family is the best way to encourage the healthy formation of the child’s identity. It is even more important, though, if the...
Black History

Black History

Over my 36 years of life, I have had to defend and protect my blackness. I have fought against biases, microaggressions, and blatant racism. My blackness despite all of its glory is seen as a threat, and an imposition. For some of you; reading about my truths might...
Advice to Your Younger Self

Advice to Your Younger Self

More Courage; More Perspective I have always loved the beginning of something new. Whether that is a new year, a new class, a new relationship, a new baby or even a new hairdo. This time allows me to become introspective and to hone in on the small details. Honestly,...
The Importance of an Adoption Community

The Importance of an Adoption Community

  You’ve heard it before, but we were not designed to do this life alone. Humans are relational beings. On a biological level, community is crucial to our survival. On a spiritual and personal level, community is crucial if we are to not just survive but thrive....