Last night I watched, "Adopted, The Movie" and was glad that I did. I have many books on adoption and transracial issues, but it is something else to watch an adopted adult share her story, versus reading educated professional's take on the topic. And, tonight I watched "Black Family: Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America" (viewable online), which further emphasized the fact that I need to do more -- my love and nurturing is not enough.
This blog group is participating in John Raible's crash course in transracial parenting. I am excited to be a part of it. I received the first book on the reading list in the mail yesterday thanks to Amazon.
This little girl is way too important to me to just assume that she'll grow up happy and secure in her new culture and society... it is my responsibility to help her navigate these waters.