Feb 2, 2023
In this episode, we’re talking about interracial adoption, and what that experience has been like for Jena and her daughter. We’ll be sharing some helpful information from a wonderful organization, Be the Bridge, that is working to empower people and culture toward racial healing, equity, and reconciliation. If you’re considering adopting and becoming a transracial family, it’s important that you understand everything that entails-not only for your family, but for the child you are bringing into your family too.
Racial mirrors are beneficial in this situation, because they’re someone you and/or your child can build a solid relationship with. Ultimately, you should be acknowledging your child’s ancestral background, no matter what age they came into your family. There will be some kind of void there, and it’s important to not let a big disconnect come into play. As adoptive parents, it can be easy to let your pride get in the way when you’re taking care of your child, but please-don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it!
Learn more about Be the Bridge Organization: https://bethebridge.com/
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