Dang it, I wish I had written this one myself. But, since I didn’t, and this woman says it so well, you get to read from someone else today. This mom has two brown (and adopted) sons and two white (and birthed) daughters. I think she knows a thing or two. Here is Kristen, from the Rage Against the Minivan blog:
Please Educate Your Kids About Adoption So Mine Don’t Have To
As my son gets closer to school-age, these kind of peer conversations are.going.to.happen. Help him out by teaching your children about all the different kinds of parents in this world.
(PS, Her selection of books is wonderful. My son and I just had a special moment over “A Mother For Choco”… but it’s too precious to write down here. Sorry.)
2 thoughts on “Reblog: Please Educate Your Kids About Adoption So Mine Don’t Have To”
I found your blog through Holly when she was a guest poster. And i have been reading since. i think that adoption is a wonderful thing and that it takes really special people to be able to adopt a child especially a child of a different race. I can honestly say that I found this post really interesting and educating. I have wondered myself how people who have adopted explain the difference to their own children about why they look different than their parents or their siblings. I will definitely be using some of the information from this post to help my children better understand the difference in other peoples families.
Thank you so much! That makes me really happy. Thank you, on behalf of my son, and adopted children everywhere!