Stormie and i attended our first Foster/Adoption Support group with Family Programs Hawaii. They had us do a family activity of making sushi with a few social work students from Japan. Stormie was very into it...and so was her stomach!
The group discussion was about integrating the culture of your foster/adopted child into your own. this is where i have a hard time. Between mike and i, we are Hawaiian, Irish, Filipino, and Hispanic. Stormie and Baby J are Caucasian. Their family is from Mississippi. i dont wanna sound stupid or like i'm making fun of caucasians, but i don't know what i would teach her about them.
She honestly thinks she's a Hawaiian girl, and by all accounts she's right, she was born here, and will be raised here, in a hawaiian family, with Hawaiian values and traditions.
But how do i start to intertwine her roots with ours?