I appreciate all the work she is doing in this incredibly important arena
I love that you are doing this. We're two white parents who adopted two biracial girls at birth. - Kat
My name is Amanda McKinstry. I am excited that you decided to learn more about transracial adoption and how you can support your adoptee. I am an adult transracial adoptee, who was adopted at just three days old into a Italian/Irish American family. As a transracial adoptee and a parent, I understand the difficulties that Adoptive parents face when they decide to adopt a child of another race more specifically. Growing up my parents did not have all the resources that are available today. Adoptive parents are often left with little to know information on how to conquer the emotions and situations their child will encounter throughout their lives. More importantly I understand the challenges your adoptee will face. My personal experience as a transracial adoptee has provided me with the ability to discover my racial identity, develop coping skills for racism and learn how to accept myself in every way possible. Everything that I have experienced growing up in white family, I want to share with you. Adoptive Parents need education on these obstacles and resources on how to assist their child when confronted with challenges such as racial identity, cultural socialization and racism.I am here to provide you with the support and education you need. As a parent myself, I will do anything in my power to ensure my child has a better life and an even greater future! I am sure you will too! Are you ready to invest the time to learn about transracial adoption ?
You made me cry again, thank you for sharing. You are such a beautiful speaker and I just can't wait to hear more of what you have to say.
Thank you so much!! Your voice will help a lot of families!! - Becca
Just want to say thanks for continuing to show up. I love your energy and your truthfulness! - Tracy