To the White Momma of a Black Child

A beautiful letter written by an adoptive parent who addresses the natural feelings, fears and understanding from a white momma of a black child.

Media outlets remind us of the inequality and injustices facing children of color every day. And every day, as a white mother in a transracial family, my heart sinks. This letter was written to moms like me, who wonder and worry how–or if–their children will make it in a world where so many people who look them don’t. While coming to grips with the racial divide in this country is a heavy load for me to carry, I fully acknowledge this weight is nothing compared to those who live and experience it every day.

An open letter to caring mothers everywhere, regardless of skin color.

To the white Momma of a black child,

Hi, friend.

We may not know each other, but I understand the worry deep within your heart.

Read the full article here. 


Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

Leave Comment