In episode #3 of our podcast we talked with M who expressed that she didn’t know how to prepare her son be a latino in a mostly white town.
This is really important as interracial adoptions continue/ increase. If white parents pretend that racism doesn’t exist, their adopted children can be ill prepared.
Neither of my biological children look like they are “of my race” but there is a sense of unease I can see in them as they grow up in a very homogeneous white community.
How can we foster understanding and acceptance within both the adopted family’s culture and the cultural framework of a child’s birthparents? Wouldn’t this understanding be the very first step in eradicating the racism that plagues our country and causes so much violence?