Representation Matters: Affirming Girls of Color
The Cradle Blog
This month, The Cradle is featuring adoption journeys from our community to celebrate National Adoption Month & The Cradle Giving Tuesday. We hope you will enjoy these stories that embody the power of adoption and consider including The Cradle in your end of year giving plans to supporting adoptees, like Chris, with their lifelong
This month, The Cradle is featuring adoption journeys from our community to celebrate National Adoption Month and The Cradle Giving Tuesday.
A few months ago, the Our Children program, Raising Black Children Across Racial Lines brought together transracial adoptees and adoptive parents. Together, they discussed the unique issues brought about when white parents raise children of color. Some recurrent themes stood out ...
Last year, The Cradle hosted a roundtable as part of the Our Children initiative. Called Raising Black Girls, the roundtable addressed the complex issues involved in parenting a Black girl in today's society.
There is no fixed definition for "normal" behavior. It varies by person, time, place and situation. Challenges may crop up for your family that therapists in The Cradle’s Center for Lifelong Adoption Support (CLAS) can help you work through.
Homeland visits can be a great way to help your child understand their roots. They can provide important information for them to craft identities around, and are experiences they will carry with them throughout their lifetime. Cradle adoption therapist Mandy Jones has some recommendations for families who are considering planning one of these trips.
The Cradle’s Our Children initiative launched in February of 2016 with the “Raising Black Boys” roundtable.
Imagine that a child refuses to hold your little boy's hand because he is Black. Imagine shopping with your 12 and 15 year old sons and having them followed throughout the store and questioned as to why they are there. Imagine a neighbor refusing to play with your daughter because she has brown skin.
The "Hope" episode of Blackish that aired this week was so powerful for me, as a person of color and as a mom. I found myself tearing up many times during and afterwards as I considered the impact I feel towards the topic of injustice and racism and my job as a mom to Black children.
The evening of February 18th was one of the highlights of my professional career. It was the kick-off event to our multi-year series Our Children, and we started with a tough topic that needs to be discussed. I couldn't be more excited!