Developmental Stages of Transracial Adoption August 31, 2022
Are you planning a transracial adoption (either domestic or international),
or are you already parenting across racial lines? In order to successfully meet your child’s needs, you must be prepared to think about, learn about and talk about race and racism as well as understand white privilege and how to honestly interrogate your own whiteness. We will explore how these issues impact you and your child throughout their developmental stages. We will review some race facts in America, talk about why race matters in transracial adoption and offer a developmental approach to talking about race with children. Participants will hear directly from a transracial adoptee and a transracial adoptive parent about the challenges and strengths of transracial adoption. This webinar will not support a colorblind but rather a “color-affirming” approach. Other topics will include how to handle questions/comments about your “visible” family and the importance of building a diverse community for your multiracial family. This webinar is designed for transracial adoptive parents as well as professionals working with these families.
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration