NBC’s Parenthood and...

Dr. Nicholas Hartlep My wife and I frequently watched Parenthood on NBC this past fall. Recently the fourth season’s finale aired. As a Korean adoptee, from my perspective, Parenthood portrayed transracial-adopted families inadequately, misrepresenting their experiences from the perspective...

Raising Culturally R...

By Dr. Darron Smith How do white parents manage to teach their black adoptive children to negotiate white spaces when many white Americans remain skeptical and unconvinced that race actually matters, according to recent survey data? The nation is “colorblind,” many white folks reason,...

Is Love Enough? Expl...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith The recent explosion in transracial adoptions (white parents adopting black children) within United States, especially by high profile celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Madonna and Angelina Jolie, sends a dangerous message to ordinary Americans that race, racism and...

Haiti’s Children and...

In the current crisis in Haiti, it is particularly important that any transfer of children from Haiti be in accordance with international law, and handled through reputable organizations able to find families that can provide stability for a better life. Love is not always enough in...