November 29, 2006 Wednesday 3PM CT
This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest talk about how to negotiate the labyrinth of International Adoptions.
- Dawn Davenport, author of "The Complete Book of International Adoption"
- Rebecca Hackworth, Director of Social Services for Dillon International
- Julie 11/30/06: "My husband told me about your internatinal adoption program. I thought you'd be interested to hear that I am part of a group in the Fox Valley that is planning an African Heritage Camp next fall. The primary purpose is to expose children adopted transracially to their black heritage, but it will also be open to any family wanting to explore black culture in the United States. It's for the entire family. We will have sections for the parents dealing with everything about preparing their children to deal with racism to hair and skin care. The kids will be exposed to art, rituals, and music. We plan on having adult adoptees talk about their experiences once they left the "safety" of their homes. We're working through the multicultural center in Appleton. It's something I'm pretty excited about. I want my kids to be proud of the heritage of their birth parents. With the help of some wonderful people I hope to instill that in them."