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Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parent's Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children Paperback – March 5, 2013
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I grew up with a mom who was a different color from me and I was always(and still am) so proud to tell people she's my mom. It never gets old for me when people say, "Wait, SHE is your mom?!". I guess it could be a bad thing for some people. But I'm hoping that our adopted kiddo will feel the way I did growing up about my own mom.
Others who have penned books on the same subject have either years of transracial parenting under their belts or years of concentrated serious study and/or practice, or in the best cases they have both.
It seems this book was written for the sake of writing a book. I would recommend a number of other more expertly researched and written books on the subject before this one such as, I'm Chocolate You're Vanilla, Inside Transracial Adoption, or In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Story.
If you can look past those, you'll learn that the author is still fairly new to the adoption world, with very young daughters.
Also note, this book is more for a potential adoptive parent who is unable to have children biologically than it is for a person who chooses adoption for other reasons.
One of the main topics in the book involved responding to questions or statements made about the adoption. I believe people are often clumsy about asking questions when they are curious about children and adoption, but that it's important to give them the benefit of the doubt. The author instead seems defensive and suspicious of acquaintances.
That said, she raises good questions to consider before deciding to enter into a transracial adoption, and lists some great resources for delving further into the topics, but the coverage of each topic is very shallow. And you won't get much advice for handling adoption-specific issues that are sure to arise at any stage of the child's life. I would perhaps have lowered my expectations if the book were not a self-proclaimed "guide to parenting" the adopted black child.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a GREAT read. Full of great information, especially for transracial adoption.Published 1 month ago by Jeanette Green
Such a great reference for multi source data points enjoyed the non-fictional perspective of a real life American tragedy devastating inspiring motivating all at the same timePublished 9 months ago by KB
It helps a lot to know what to expect if our adopted children are not the same race as we are. All the references and tools listed are very beneficial. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mavsgirl
Just amazing and extremely helpful . I will come back to read it a second time. It gives a tremendous amount of resources.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This should be required reading for all adoptive parents! Great book!Published 20 months ago by Heather
A great book for parents going through the adoption process. I think it would be most beneficial to those adopting older children. A very informative read!Published 22 months ago by Michael Moore
Fantastic book for anyone adopting or has a family member adopting. Very well written and informative.Published 23 months ago by Nikki Vonderhaar
We are gathering information on adopting and I found this book to be inspirational, encouraging and an informative read. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Dana Scaff
Very helpful and insightful. I appreciated how it was broken into sections that are easy to later reference. I will refer back to this again and again.Published on February 24, 2014 by D. Schafer