Race and culture do matter to children who may have lost connections to their heritage, or raised where their importance is not recognized. Instead, let us consider 7 ways to have a successful transracial adoption. Credit goes to @adopt.us.kids ⠀
𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 🎀 ⠀
Do you live in a community that values racial and cultural diversity and is likely to be accepting of the child you bring into your family? ⠀
𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 💛 ⠀
There will likely be questions that you cannot answer or problems you simply cannot understand. Make sure you Involve other adults in your child’s life who share their culture will give them valuable role models and allies. ⠀
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 😎 ⠀
Adopting a child of a different race or culture is an opportunity to explore new resources and get involved with organizations in your community. ⠀
𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 🧒🏽 👦 👧🏽 ⠀
Seek out cultural events, but be sure that your involvement does not end with attending an annual celebration. Do not wait for your child to introduce the topic. Encouraging honest conversations will help create an environment where your child feels safe to explore their heritage. ⠀
𝗔𝗰𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗺 💔 👿 💢 ⠀
As a parent of a different race or culture from your child, you may have to educate yourself before you can help your child navigate the complicated racial landscape of our country. ⠀
𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 🍬🎂 🌷🎨 ⠀
In addition to celebrating your child’s traditions and the traditions of their heritage, celebrate those of other cultures. ⠀
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 👧🏼 👦 👶 ⠀
Keeping siblings together is always an important consideration and often a goal in adoption. In transracial adoptions, keeping siblings together can help to reduce any feelings of isolation or differentness the children may experience. ⠀
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A California couple who just adopted newborn girl was showered with love on a Southwest flight. One of the attendants came on and announced a special guest on the flight – the couple’s newly adopted daughter. The entire cabin erupted in cheers and applause. To add to that sweet moment, one of the attendants gave passengers pens and napkins so they could write words of advice or encouragement for the new parents. After the crew gathered up the napkins, they read a few of the crew’s favorites on the intercom. “What all of those perfect strangers and attendants did not know was the emotionally tender state of two brand-new parents." @southwestair#heartwarming#touching#adoption#family#love#southwest#actofkindness#newparents#parenting#socialgood#instagood#fox5ny
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Thank you all for your prayers for us since we started our journey!
I am grateful for the prayers, advice from our friends who've been in our shoes, and just the total love we've had poured out on us!!!! We're so blessed and we just know that God will give us the chance to be called mommy and daddy (to more than just Snazzi! 🤣) some sweet day!! ❤️👶❤️ #Grateful#Blessed#Adoption#GrowingOurFamily#GodIsGood#WeHaveFaith
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Kat Ledkins on Adoption:
More than 400.000 children are currently in the foster care system in the United States alone. Here are a few more statistics to consider: Out of 100 couples in the United States, about 12 to 13 of them have trouble becoming pregnant. About 135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year. Of non-stepparent adoptions, about 59% are from the child welfare (or foster) system, 26% are from other countries, and 15% are voluntarily relinquished American babies. Adoption gives one a different perspective on the world. The selfless act can change lives on so many levels! It changes not only the life of the child, but also of those who choose to foster or adopt these littles. My guests on this episode, along with her husband wanted a family. They have a lot of love they wanted to share, but they had issues with infertility. She shares that journey, as well as the journey that changed their lives when they chose to adopt. She shares their adoption journey, along with a little surprise at the end! Take a listen!
For those looking for options, adoption is one to strongly consider. There are amazing families, as you have met on this podcast, who are looking to love on and raise a little one. Kat mentioned the agency they connected with in East Texas. This is the website she referenced: https://christianhomes.com/
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Well isn’t this a #handsome boy! Don’t you just love as smooshy face?! This is Drake, a 2yo currently available for #foster , #adoption , or #rescue .
He’s already potty trained, and he loves attention and cuddles. He loves people, and has done well around kids.
His previous foster says “whoever gets him, their gonna be very happy!”
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Tuesday #Tune Time! 🤗🎼 New day new opportunity to #love 💕others!
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One year ago TODAY, the Mellon family began their Funding Love Vacation. They were our first “official” Funding Love Family after becoming a 501c3.
In just TWO WEEKS, we will be back in @waltdisneyworld with our 6th, 7th, and 8th Funding Love Families!!
Thank you to everyone that has partnered with us to grow this mission of creating post-adoption experiences that strengthen bonds, build community, and restore people.
Adoption is love. We are Funding Love!
"On a daily basis, our son sees two Black fathers that face the world, its beauty and challenges with strength and courage. We have taught him doing your best is the only way. This example will continuously show him how great it is to be men who strive to meet their goals. Because we are Black men, he has the opportunity to see people who look like him doing positive things, thus it helps him see he too can achieve all. Representation matters." 🙌🏿🙌🏾🌈👑👨👨👦
Chase and Terrance became dads through foster care, and together they adopted their son. They began their training as foster parents after dating four month. "We dated and hit it off right away ... We both wanted a family and although at the time we were in separate homes, we knew we could work together to be great parents." They're currently planning their wedding for summer 2020.🤵🏾🤵🏾
“We first we don't just look at our history as a one month celebration. We embrace our heritage all year. Together as a family we've gone to visit Martin Luther King's home, the Civil Rights Museum and the Center for Human Rights Change. We talk about what it means to be Black in America, the positive things that our ancestors have done and the areas where we still need growth." #BlackHistoryMonth
If you want a smile and a nice warm feeling in your heart find this article♥️ We flew home from Florida with our 8 day old and 2 year old and the fear of all that could go "wrong" weighs a ton. It was so dang stressful. What this flight crew did is priceless and will be an exciting part of their story.
To anyone flying to their child use a sling or baby carrier to wear them. Most carriers are too big for newborns, some come with an insert or use a sling. Your heartbeat will lull them through the airport and flight and your hands are free to do all the things. #icpc#adoption#adoptionjourney#adoptionhacks#buddingfamilytree
Joan 🎸❤️😍 She was full of purrs last night, and kept coming over to me. I think their short stints out of the room are really working well. For anyone concerned about me separating them from their Mom. It’s for about 15 minutes once a day, one kitten at a time, and I do it in a way that Mama Cat doesn’t notice. Out of the room they get to hear, smell & see new things, people & other cats, and even bond a little more with me. When I come back in to return the kitten Mama is usually more interested in what food I’ve brought her, or the pets she will receive. 😂💗💕 Thanks so much for following our adventures. Cat people are the best! 😽💗🤘🏼
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💖😍🔷SAVE a LIFE!! ❤️ Please FOSTER or ADOPT! 🔷😍
Please keep SHARING this sweet boy, he needs help now.
He’s sweet and sensitive and so beautiful and he needs some help, he looks like he has some sores on his body and he had no tag or chip. Please SHARE for his life, he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. Thanks!
GREAT ASSESSMENT! He began to walk nicely next to the runner and bypassed the dogs in the kennels. He was easy to collar and ignored the dogs in the play yard. He was let into the play yard where he initially greeted the dogs and then went off to explore the yard. He mostly walked around on his own, slowly and would come on occasion to solicit petting from the handler. His play style is Gentle/ Dainty and is Tolerant of large dogs. His is available for Adoption with Calm dogs recommended and Middle school aged kids and up.💖
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Ministry & Adoption. This business helps so many people do the things that matter most!
Meet Ebie Hepworth. Love 💕 her passion and purpose. This is what R+F is all about.
She was able to build her business in Liberia w/ practically no wifi while waiting for her adoption to finalize + also working as the CEO of a non profit organization. Her R+F business funded those God sized dreams of hers that are truly changing the world.
Read what she has to say... 💛 “I hate to admit it but one of my biggest fears when considering a business like this was what other people would think of me... Would people think I was just one of “those girls”, always pushing something on my friends and family? Would they instantly categorize me as in-genuine? Would they whisper, roll their eyes, and wait for me to fail?
And that’s the kicker. I realized that my biggest fear in stepping into this new opportunity was what others would think.
So instead of letting that stand in my way, I made a promise to myself that I would never let the fear of what people think hinder me from running after my dreams. Are my greatest and biggest dreams to have skincare business? No. Not at all. My dreams consist of helping provide for my family. My dreams consist of adopting children that don’t have families. My dreams consist of helping see an end to human trafficking. My dreams consist of equipping and empowering women to live a life unhindered by fear.
Looking back, I realize what a tragedy it is to live an entire lifetime worrying about what others thought of it. And even worse, not living the life of your dreams, because their opinions ring loudest in your head... The choice is always yours. You can let the opinions of others write your story or you can feast on opportunities that present themselves and continue to dream big.” #Ministry#Adoption#DoUntoTheLeastOfThese #LifeChangingSkincare
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Adult transracial adoptee Robyn Afrik (@itskindofabigthing) says of our new transracial adoption guide, “As a TRA, I often get asked what my parents could have done differently to improve the adoption journey. Today, I can tell them it would be this guide from Be the Bridge. Any agency involved in transracial adoptions needs to stop and read this guide. They should consider how it informs their current practices and programs that ultimately supports the parents (prospective and current) of transracial adoptees”.
At Be the Bridge, we proudly believe that adult transracial adoptees are the only experts about the experience of transracial adoption. We created this guide to help move the conversation forward and elevate the voices of transracial adoptees. Sadly, their perspective is often missing from conversations among adoptive parents and professionals. It’s time to change this, and we believe our new TRA guide is a right step in this direction.
Secure your copy today by visiting our online shop at www.bethebridge.com. . #BTBTRA#adoptionawareness#transracialadoption#adopteevoices#openadoption#adoptionjourney#listentoadultadoptees#adoption#adopted#adopteerights
Took my girly to go and collect a surprise parcel of goodies that I'd ordered for her. .
She asked "why do I have this"?
I explained that I'd ordered some new toys for Baby L and that I'd got her some things so she didn't feel left out.
"That's really nice of you but you didn't need to. I know L will need things, I already have lots of things and I want him to have them too, so don't worry about me next time". .
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after 16 some days in Florida, we finally received clearance to go home to Chicago. we were going to stick it out a few more days to save $$$ on expensive plane tickets ... but you guys ... i just couldn’t do it.
we needed to come home. after 2 full weeks in Florida back in December for a failed adoption and another 2+ weeks in Florida in Jan/Feb for our son’s adoption, i just wanted to come home .. because gosh darn it, i just wanted to bring my son home. and put our suitcases AWAY.
so we bit the bullet and hopped on a plane first thing this morning.
walking through the door to our home was
g l o r i o u s ... a freezing 10 degrees but
g l o r i o u s. Thank you JESUS! We are HOME!
Woke up feeling blessed to have this birthday girl in my life - then proceeded to tell everyone at the office that “today is my daughters birthday!” Hah. I couldn’t help but bring her up in every conversation. When you’ve waited so long for a particular prayer request, then had it threatened to be lost once you did finally have it, you find new levels of appreciation for it. I am so glad we finally have a child to celebrate birthdays with, and I am so glad cancer didn’t take her too soon. 🖤💕 #cancersurvivor#cancerwarrior#childhoodcancer#pediatriccancer#goldribbon#chemo#birthday#adoption#chinaadoption
Blurry images because you have to snap pics quick with Mads or you may never get one. Living the dream with this crew. It’s not perfect and def doesn’t always look pretty (aka baby poop everywhere and toddler meltdowns also when is the last time I washed my hair? ...eh idk) but man this is the dream. My guy and my sweet girls. Lol that I always thought I’d be a boy mom. I’m so honored. So thankful. I just really really love us.
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In the OC, 7 kids between 2 families is A LOT of kids.
We got asked if we were on a field trip.
We got a LOT of stares.
And as always, we had a lot of laughs. Raising kids with our best friends is a joy. God knit our families together so perfectly, and we’re blessed and thankful to walk through life with them.
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