Asian/Asian American Adoption and Identity
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The myth of the “model minority” can mask the challenges of growing up Asian in America. These articles include information about Asian placement, stories of Asian birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents, as well as information about healthy self-esteem and suggestions for how to support adopted Asian children and youth, whether they are adopted domestically or internationally. Topics include Asian exoticism, “positive” stereotypes, and book reviews.
Pact makes special efforts to support Asian American adoptive parents (and their parenting partners) through placement services as well as post-placement support services. Pact also offers support for adoptive parents who have already (or are considering) adoption across racial lines through our online chat groups and one-on-one consultations focused on the special issues inherent to transracial/transnational parenting. All adoptive parents who have already adopted (or are considering adopting) Asian children can get involved in our online chat groups, our workshops and conferences, our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, and regional parent-organized affiliates in Northern California, Southern California, and throughout the U.S. Become a member of Pact to take advantage of all these resources and to receive our newsletter, Pact’s Point of View, which features many articles on the intersection of adoption, parenting, and race. Pact members receive a discount at our online bookstore, which features great reads on adoption carefully selected for both adults and kids of all ages. We also recommend blogs and other online resources that we believe have the very best advice and information for adoptive families of children of color about adoption, race, and parenting.
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