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Living the Dream [Re-post]

posted on January 20, 2014

Here is an article that Michael Monroe wrote a few years ago remembering the impact that Dr. King and others had on so many – including transracial families. We re-post it today in Dr. King’s honor. Yesterday morning my daughter…… Read More


posted on September 19, 2013

On Sunday, my pastor said, “God doesn’t see tribes. He just sees people,” and that got me thinking. How do I see people? For more on this subject, I recommend Carissa Woodwyk’s breakout, Color, from the 2012 Tapestry Adoption and…… Read More

The Colors of Us

posted on March 6, 2012

In the picture, my oldest daughter is reading “The Colors of Us” to her new baby sister.  This particular book has been well read around our house. My husband has the words memorized; he’s read it so many times. Our daughter…… Read More

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Living the Dream

posted on February 26, 2012

Yesterday morning my daughter awoke to the sound of me singing softly in her ear.  “I love your beautiful brown hair…I love your beautiful brown eyes…I love your beautiful brown skin…”  Not really a song, I suppose.  Just something sweet…… Read More

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Keeping Race in its Place

posted on May 31, 2011

At the 2010 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference, Greg & Tracey Fields shared the insights they have learnd and the challenges they have experienced in living as a trans-racial adoptive family. Below are links to some of the books that…… Read More

Saying Yes, After All

posted on May 9, 2011

I first thought about fostering children during graduate school, but I quickly dismissed the idea. After all, I was in school preparing to begin and then advance my career. And on top of that I was single. Surely becoming a…… Read More