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Today's Times profiles several multiracial families knitted together with the help of local adoption agency The Cradle. The organization offers counseling to would-be adopters about the cultural issues that surround parenting children of ethnic backgrounds different than their own. The goal, says one counselor, herself a white woman with black children, is "'creat[ing] color aware families, not colorblind families.'"

 
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