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POSTS BY MITZI AUTHOR, LAUREN McLAUGHLIN

We Belong Together: 4 Wonderful Picture Books That Feature Adoptive Families - On ReadBrightly.com

Diversity In Children's Books, Transracial Adoptive Families and Mitzi Tulane - Guest post in the Nerdy Book Club.

A Mirror, A Window, And A Sliding Door - "Children need to see themselves reflected (mirrors), but they also need to see others who are not like them (windows) and to be able to step into those different worlds (sliding doors). I hope that Mitzi can be a mirror, a window, and a sliding door for lots of readers, both young and old."

TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION ARTICLES AND RESOURCES

The Realities Of Raising A Kid Of A Different Race - by Karen Valby (Time)

AdoptiveFamilies.com articles about transracial adoption

Supporting Transracial and Transcultural Adoptive Families (Childwelfare.gov)

Challenges facing interracial adoptive families - KidsInTheHouse.com

EXPLAINING ADOPTION TO YOUNG PEOPLE

Talking About Adoption (Talking With 0-5 year Olds)

Explaining Adoption To 3-5 Year Olds - from a blog about Chinese adoption

How I Explained Adoption To The First Grade - from Adoptive Families resources

Explaining Adoption To A Young Child - from Family Education

How To Tell Your Child She's Adopted - Parenting.com