Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in a Transracial Adoption
February is Black History Month, and you may be wondering how to celebrate your child in your transracial adoption. There are various ways to celebrate and make this month meaningful for you, your child, and their adoptive family. Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we have resources available to you to help you celebrate.
How Can I Celebrate Black History Month with My Child?
Black History Month is a celebration of black culture and people. Black History Month is an excellent opportunity for you to explore your heritage with your child and their adoptive family while simultaneously imparting a sense of pride in them.
- Explore a museum: One of the ways you can celebrate is to explore a local African American History Museum. Your child can learn about their ancestors and the history of black people in America.
- Read a story: You can celebrate Black History Month by having everyone read a story about a famous black person and then write a report about it. This way, you all can learn something new and share what you have learned with other family members and friends.
- Diverse toys, books, and other media: Toys are a great way to introduce diversity in your child’s life. You can buy toys from different cultures, but especially your child’s culture, so that they can see themselves represented in the toys they play with, in the books they read, and in the television programs they watch.
- Become friends with people who share a similar cultural background with your child: It is important that your child is surrounded by people who look like them. Your child may feel more accepted, and they will have the opportunity to learn more about their culture from someone who shares the same heritage.
- Patron a black-owned business: Supporting the black-owned businesses in your area is another great way to celebrate Black History Month.
- Book report: If your child is at an age where book reports are assigned in school, you can have them do a book report about a famous black person in history. The possibilities are endless.
- Open adoption: If your adoption is open, you could try involving your child’s adoptive family in your Black History Month celebrations. You and your child can learn about their heritage from their birth mother and form a deeper connection.
It does not matter how you celebrate Black History Month as long as you celebrate it. Black History Month is about learning about a different culture and sharing what you have learned with others. You should view Black History Month as an opportunity to broaden your horizons.
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Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a licensed adoption agency in Oklahoma. Whether you have general questions about adoption or are looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month or any other holiday, we are here to help. We are available to assist you 24/7. Contact Adoption Choices of Oklahoma today!
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
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