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Here are some links that touch on adoption, international adoption and trans-racial families that may be of interest...
An essential book for anyone making a trip back to China with their children. From Home to Homeland: What Adoptive Families Need to Know before Making a Return Trip to China
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute is the only American adoption think tank doing real research on the experience and impact of adoption, and a great source for learning about public policy issues concerning adoption.
Robert L. Ballard has edited a great book Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be which is a collection of stories, poems, art, music, quotes, activities, provocative questions, and more all for the young adopted person who wants to figure out his or her story but doesn t know where to begin.
Three fantastic teens have started a wonderful and important organization, Chinese Children International. CCI is run by adoptees for adoptees. The mission of CCI is to unite Chinese adoptees from all over the world and promotes open discussions among its members and encourages members to share experiences with other adoptees.
“QUICK, WHICH ETHNIC GROUP IS MORE PATRIOTIC THAN AVERAGE?”
(by John Ridley, Huffington Post)
“Every Black History Month there’s always one contrarian (at least one) who pipes up with some snidism such as: “Why do blacks get a month? Why don’t we just give everybody a month?”
“ADOPTED IN CHINA, SEEKING IDENTITY IN AMERICA”
(by Lynette Clemetson, NY Times)
“Molly Feazel desperately wants to quit the Chinese dance group that her mother enrolled her in at age 5, because it sets her apart from friends in her Virginia suburb. Her mother, though, insists that…”
“BEYOND THE LION DANCE”
(by Jeff Gammage, NY Times, Relative Choices Blog)
“Jin Yu is 7 now, and lately she’s been telling me she wants to go and visit her nannies, the women who cared for her at the orphanage in China…”
“WHO ARE YOU ALSO KNOWN AS?”
(by Hollee McGinnis, NY Times, Relative Choices Blog)
“Like many adopted people I never had a simple answer to the question, “Where did I come from?” For most people raised by their biological parents, this question…”
“BEING ADOPTED, AND BEING ME”
(by Adam Wolfington, NY Times, Relative Choices Blog)
“Being adopted is different. It can be confusing to the adopted kid and to other people (especially if you are a trans-racial adoptee, because they spot the difference and want answers.) So, adoption to me…”