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5 Things Not to Say to Mothers of Transracial Adoption

Somethings are just better left unsaid to families of transracial adoption.

Meghan Rivard June 12, 2015

Have you been the recipient of a rude comment or been out in public and heard someone make a rude comment to an interracial family? Most of the time, they are not intentionally being rude, they are just not informed. As an adoptive mom, I’ve been on the receiving end of some of these awkward questions and statements, and I’m here to tell you, if you don’t want to offend, it’s better to avoid saying these things to families of transracial adoption.

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Meghan Rivard

Meghan is an adoptive mother and a big advocate of adoption and foster care. She resides in Indiana with her husband, their one-year-old daughter who is the center of their lives, and their dog Max. She has a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Meghan stays at home with her daughter but is so happy she found this outlet to share her personal adoption story and educate about adoption!


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