Honoring Your Child's Racial and Cultural Identity
When you adopt transracially you know things will change. The following tip sheet explains racial identity and cultural identity and some tips on how to integrate your child’s culture into your life.
Caring for the Hair of Your African American Child
As a Caucasian parent of an African American child it can be difficult to learn the proper way to care for your African American child’s hair as it is a very different process than caring for Caucasian hair. The following tip sheet gives a few tips and recommendations to help you get to know the proper techniques for caring for your child’s hair.
Twenty Ideas for Keeping Connections to Racial and Cultural Identity
When considering adopting a child of a different culture it is important honor their culture. This tip sheet goes over the importance of honoring your child’s racial and cultural identity as well as some ideas to help embrace your child’s culture in your home.
Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
Out of the thousands of children who are in foster care or who have been adopted from foster care approximately 5-10% of these children are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation (LGBTQ). This tip sheet goes over how to advocate for your LGBTQ child, how to educate yourself about being LGBTQ, and finally how to support LGBTQ youth in care. There is also a list of great resources and organizations to help you in this process.
We are Family! How LGBT Parents Can Support Children
Children who grow up in an LGBT-headed family may be faced with questions about why they have two moms or two dads or what the gender identity of a parent is. As a parent in an LGBT-headed family, you can empower your child to know what to say, when to disclose or not disclose, and how to deal with other people’s reactions.
Helping Your Child Develop a Healthy & Positive Ethnic Identity
“Ethnic identity” and “racial identity” are terms that have often been used interchangeably. While they certainly are related, when broken down, they are somewhat different.
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