The numbers of transracial families in North America continue to increase, but it can still be difficult to find stories for children of transracial families in TV or in books. After hearing about ABC Family's new millennial series The Fosters, I wanted to put together a set of resources to illustrate to young children the notion of diversity in families and relationships.
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I watched the pilot episode for The Fosters and really loved it. I think it's compelling television that is exploring interesting characters, and I'm in. But is it believable? Are lesbian moms really like Lena and Stef?
The Fosters have two moms. No big deal. Same sex family story lines have been on our TV since 1972.
Thanks to ABC Family’s new series The Fosters for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion. Also, watch the series premiere of The Fosters on Monday, June 3 at 9/8c only on ABC Family. I grew up in a typical Latin household. Well, at least to me it was typical. I was raised by a single mother MORE »
Thanks to ABC Family’s new series The Fosters for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion. Also, watch the premiere of The Fosters on Monday, June 3 at 9/8c only on ABC Family. As an adoptive mom I get a lot of stupid questions. As an adoptee, my daughter gets even stupider ones. Lucky for us, we MORE »
The Fosters is about family and love. Also, a really big table.
What is the right age to discuss LGBT people and issues with your children? If you ask me, there’s no “right” age... they should be discussed from birth.
Here is a retrospective of how transracial adoption has been portrayed in movies and film in the past few decades.
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