I was reminded the other day that those of us who have adopted from abroad are not alone in our worries about keeping our kids connected to their heritage. I was talking to the father of one of Zoe's schoolmates. The family is originally from Mexico -- dad, second generation and kids, therefore, third generation. He was telling me that the reason his kids were attending Catholic school had more to do with culture-keeping than religion. He bemoaned the fact that the family rarely visited Mexico, that his kids did not speak Spanish. He said, "They've lost so much of their culture that I figured we could at least give them the religion of their heritage."
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