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After my book got published, I decided to revamp and re-energise my “GunnaGirls” blog with follow up pieces linking to the book and the theme of  “parenting while white”. Please see my new blog at the link above. I will try and commit to uploading new content every two weeks (at least), which is daunting but also exciting.
I started the GunnaGirls blog almost 10 years ago, when my journey as a white adoptive mother  to children who are black had only just begun. Reading through my old posts (and deleting most of them as they have been used in the book and/or were utterly embarrassing) I realise how far I have come – but also how what I think I know to be true today may no longer be tomorrow’s “ truth”.
I have been, where a lot of  White Adoptive Parent (WAP) start out when they first adopt a child of color (CoC): I truly believed colour-blindness to be a virtue and I got defensive when my ability to parent children who are bla…