Odette Elliott

15/12/2013

Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela

Rest in peace Nelson Mandela who preached and practised racial and gender equality, who cared for the rich and poor, black and white, young and old; […]
04/12/2013

Wot. No google Search in 1972?! How did people find information about multiracial issues in those days?

When we adopted baby Sam in 1972 there was no Google Search.  I don’t think anybody had personal computers.  I remember hearing about enormous computers that […]
27/11/2013

Applying to adopt a little brother. Sam says “the same colour as me”.

By the time Sam was six, we realised that the years had flown by and we had failed in one aspect of our family plan.  We […]
15/11/2013

Woo! Hoo! A good feeling from dance.

Our elder daughter has always loved dance and made it her career.  It clearly gives her a good feeling. And we get a good feeling watching. […]
07/11/2013

Our adoption experience long ago. Was it very quick?

One of the first comments I had when I started the blog was that the reader could ‘hardly believe’ how quickly we were allowed to take […]
01/11/2013

Three cheers for cousins!

Our granddaughter Mia has twelve black cousins, one white cousin and two who may look white, but have Caribbean and white heritage.  She also has three […]
09/10/2013

Explaining things to children

We adopted our sons in the 1970s.  Now they are both fathers. Our granddaughter Mia is black – and beautiful of course!  One day, when she […]
24/09/2013

Bringing the baby home

I am sure every adoptive parent will have a story about the moment they brought their child or baby home for the first time. We had […]
24/09/2013

On first seeing our baby son. And three cheers for short-term foster parents!

I imagine that most adoptive parents fall in love with the baby they hope to adopt from the first moment they set eyes on that baby.  […]