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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Donna Monacci,
Director

African American Hair Care for Transracial Foster and Adoptive Families

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Congratulations to adoptive parents who have made the decision to embrace an intimate part of black culture hair care. Hair in Black communities can be an intense source of pride and beauty. To some, learning about black hair care may not seem important compared to the loss and grief many adopted and fostered children must come to terms with as they discover who they are. Nevertheless, for Black children, their hair is an identity they may not fully understand, but it offers a unique connection to culture, and lineage rooted in them from birth.  If you are thinking that looks aren’t everything, you’re right! But having confidence in who you are IS!! And with that, learn Natural Haircare Basics that will help you and your children have confidence in caring for and wearing their natural hair.  (CC)

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