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

November 19, 2014 by Mike adoption realities, Chinese culture, large families, Mike, transracial adoption 9 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