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Kieran Romney and the Paradox of Transracial Adoption

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

White parents that espouse "love is enough" are, in fact, doing Black adoptees a huge disservice, potentially exposing their children to a high degree of racial identity confusion and a poor ability to effectively cope with race-based mistreatment.

Raising Culturally Responsive Black Children in White Adoptive Homes: Uncovering the importance of Code-Switching in the Battlefield of Racial Identity Development

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Can white parents raise black children to cope and understand the viscidities of race, racism and discrimination while simultaneously developing a healthy racial identity?

The Necessity of Racial Socialization: What White Adoptive Parents of Black Children Should Know

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Given the historical tenacity of injustice, it is vital that white adoptive parents help their children develop a positive racial identity and a strong set of coping skills. White adoptive parents of black children have a vested interest in understanding racial mistreatment.