It turns out that chicken fried rice does not count as culture

November 19, 2014 by Mike adoption community, adoption realities, adoption situations, Chinese culture, Faith International Adoptions, Family Stories, Homeland, large families, marriage, Mike, siblings, transracial adoption 8 Comments

I am the textbook definition of a white guy. Beyond simply a scarcity of melanin, I have almost every other stereotypical characteristic that one might associate with my race – a general lack of rhythm, limited vertical leap, a “John Cougar Mellencamp” playlist on my iPod, an unhealthy relationship with ketchup, and a generalized ignorance …Read More

standing {out} for {something} good

February 4, 2010 by nohandsbutours Andrea, transracial adoption 7 Comments

Wanted or unwanted, being a transracial family means we attract attention. Just today, my girls and I were eating lunch when an older lady sitting nearby asked, “What part of Asia are they from?” and then asked if she could give each of my girls a dollar bill. We kindly accepted the monetary gift even …Read More