Friday, August 18, 2006

Want more to ponder?

Ungrateful Daughter is one of my new blog reads this week. She is a black woman & transracial adoptee writing about her experiences. She posted a link to the NYTimes article on transracial domestic adoptions and then followed up with this post about a book I have added to my list of must reads: Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption

Another layer deeper, another round digging down in the spiral of my education on how to be a mama.


L said...

Wow, thanks for these links. I feel like staying up all night to read Lisa-Marie's journey, but I really can't. I'll do it later. It was great meeting you, we have to do it again!

Andrea said...

You know, this kind of thing is even somewhat relevant to me, as the biological mom of biracial children. So far things have been fairly easy, but I have to always remind myself that my children *are* of a different race, different both from myself and even from their father. They are both Chinese and Caucasian. Their dad can relate to the Chinese experiences; I can relate to the white experiences. But neither of us understands what it's like to be both at the same time. It can be a tricky balance, trying to encourage them to equally embrace both parts of their heritage, without going overboard one way or the other (and I seem to tend to go overboard on the Chinese part).