1. I SO hope "natural hair" becomes the norm. That is some AWESOME HAIR! I have a feeling I may be seriously jealous of my little Jane's hair one day! 🙂 Great Post!!

  2. beautiful post. loved it.
    as an adoptee (caucasian) my whole family was tall, thin, with long, beautifully straight dark hair. me? pudgy, average height, with frizzy red hair. i was very aware of our differences and so wanted to be like them even though it wasn't in the cards.
    now that i have a multiracial son (and plans to adopt more beautiful brown babies) i can't help but remember my childhood.
    i hope he embraces everything about him that is so beautifully and wonderfully unique.
    thank you for posting this!

  3. My whole life I've wanted hair like that, as it is my hair is completely natural right now and it is straight as board and blonde. Figures doesn't it?

    Of all the hard things we have contemplated over with international and transracial adoption I have actually been excited about getting to have a little mini Afro in my house!

  4. Oh I continue to love reading what you write! I'm praying with you that Amelia always knows how beautiful she is and how beautiful God and her sweet family sees her!!

  5. Stunning video! I did not know about what the average black, American woman goes through with her hair until I saw Chris Rock's "Good Hair" documentary.

    I live in an area that still has a lot of prejudice. I get frustrated when I hear pundits say that race is no longer in issue in America. Come to Fredericksburg, people.

    Blessings to you and your family. Glad Deidra pointed me in your direction this morning.

  6. Wow. I'm stunned by your comments here. As an African-American woman who has been wearing natural hair for many, many years (dreadlocks – no chemicals)and who is the mother to three multi-ethnic children, I'm intrigued by your blog.

  7. How very brave of you to post this, and well done. Alas, us humans are almost conditioned to think those not like us are therefore not us! Thanks for drawing my attention to this in such a way!

    Just dropped by via the TALU link party – hope you'll visit me too!

  8. I identify as white, but my grandmother had lovely mocha skin and family reunions on that side are a sea of black faces. The complete opposite of the blue-eyed blondes on my father's side. It has often shocked me as a young adult the casually racist comments I've heard people make, because they think I'm one of "them" and won't be offended. It's sad how slow progress is, but it is happening.

    Visiting from TALU.

  9. Hi Rachel, I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com) visiting from the TALU.
    What a beautiful post! I am also an adoptive Mom, but we adopted caucasian children into a caucasian family, so we've never had to deal with race issues (at least, not w/in our family as you have). I love the fierce bravery and pride evident in your writing on this topic. Your dtr is beautiful!
    Pop over to my blog and say hi sometime if you get the chance. Nice to "meet" you!

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