More Washingtonians are adopting transracially, or outside their ethnicity. But while there are more resources than ever to talk about how to bridge differences in ethnicity, culture and class, there are still many challenges for local families to navigate. Kojo talks with novelist Rumaan Alam about how transracial adoption is featured in his new book “That Kind Of Mother.”

Later, local transracial adoption experts join in to discuss their experiences and answer questions from local parents.


  • Rumaan Alam Author, "That Kind Of Mother"; @Rumaan
  • Tony Hynes Author, "The Son With Two Moms"
  • Janice Goldwater Founder and Executive Director, Adoptions Together; @AdoptTogether

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