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Are we related?

October 12, 2018

Grace just finished reading a book about Rosa Parks. Morganne spotted it, and said in complete sincerity, “Rosa Parks?!? PARKS?!? Are we related to her?!?” She saw no reason why we couldn’t be related. Our differing skin colors meant nothing. Our last names meant everything. In her mind, our differing skin colors didn’t automatically disqualify us from being Rosa’s family…just like the differing skin colors between her and her Asian siblings don’t disqualify them from being family.

Transracial adoption has blessed our family immeasurably. It has adjusted our kids’ thought processes in so many beautiful ways. I was reminded of that tonight, and I’m grateful…

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