sometimes it isn’t about adoption

Straight talk about what it’s like when your kid doesn’t look like you.

“My little one was as light-skinned as his dad.  I am a black woman.  My hair is composed of tight, black curls.  My son’s?  Soft, wavy tufts of brown, sometimes golden curls.  As he grew older, his eyes turned a bright shade of blue, similar to his dad’s.  To put it bluntly, my son looks white.

Here are some things I’ve learned as a black mom of a son who can ‘pass’ as white.”

Real Talk: What I’ve Learned About Race and Motherhood From Having a Son Who Can ‘Pass’ as White – HuffPost Parents

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