Brown Babies Pink Parents.
Published: April 9, 2008
Publication Information: This book also distributed through lulu.com
Available from: Triple M Productions
Tel: (877) 407-4847
Intended as a guide for Caucasian adoptive parents raising African American children, this book provides advice and strategies for child rearing. It begins by explaining the rising number of white families fostering and adopting African-American children and tracing the history of transracial adoptions. Following chapters address the real-life experiences, needs, and questions that many families have concerning parenting African American children. Specific chapters address how to determine if transracial adoption is a right fit, the need for cultural competence, White privilege, finding role models, honoring the spirit of the child, finding day care, skin care, and cultural traditions. A chapter on caring for African-American hair provides step-by-step instructions for resource materials are included that can be used by families and in training adoption professionals and families. 11 references.
Transracial adoption; Adoption guides; child rearing; parenting skills; parent child relationships; cultural competency; african americans