This e-mail just in from Chad Goller-Sojourner about his exciting new TransracialFamily Coaching.
After a year of planning and six months of hard work, Transracial Family Coaching is finally up and running. Like my forthcoming book From Lutefisk and Lefse to Cornbread and Collards: Narratives, Essays, and Interactive Exercises in Transracial Adoption Transracial Family Coaching is born out of a heartfelt desire to assist prospective and adoptive parents in identifying, understanding, and overcoming the inherent challenges and obstacles that come with creating and growing healthy and happy transracial families.
Transracial adoption has been happening since the late 1940’s when Korean orphans were being adopted by Caucasian parents who lived all over the US. At that time and for many years later the prevailing wisdom was to “take them home and love them.” No need for these children to grow up knowing about being Korean since that was no longer the case – they were Americans and the majority race of America was Caucasian. (more…)
Last summer Kathy from Oregon came home with her darling daughter, Shanita, from Uganda. We’ve put in a few pictures here for all to enjoy. First Shanita when we first met her and then pictures of Kathy and Shanita together. Needless to say, Shanita knew from the instant Kathy walked into the orphanage that she was her mother and the two have been inseparable ever since. It was one of those moments when Kathy realized that this was all meant to be. (more…)
It is so much fun to watch the children coming home from far off places, like Colombia and Uganda, and those who come home from Salem, Seattle, and remote locations all over the Pacific Northwest. Those parents who are raising children of color have a task ahead of them which can be daunting, but if approached from a practical standpoint, can just become part of everyday life. (more…)