Recognizing that we live in a homophobic world, we want to create safe places where LGBTQ adoptive parents can find community and share strategies and information. We have worked with many LGBTQ parents who have adopted and parented children of color with great success. Often, people who have experienced prejudice of one kind are better prepared to handle it in another form. Children who have grown up with LGBTQ parents have sometimes told us that they felt their parents were more accepting and unbiased about both racial and adoption issues, having already faced so much prejudice themselves. At the same time, the additional challenges and targeting by those who don't support the validity of gay families makes us ever aware of the value of peer-to-peer support. Learn more about our:
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Recognizing that we live in a homophobic world, we want to create safe places where LGBTQ adoptive parents can find community and share strategies and information. This group is for LGBTQ adoptive parents with children of color (and those planning to adopt a child of color) as they navigate the specific challenges of adoption and race in an LGBTQ-headed family. Parents of all racial backgrounds are welcome.
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We offer an eight- to ten-session LGBTQ parent support group designed to discuss issues and strategies relevant to race, ethnicity, culture, adoption and parenting. Adoptive fathers and mothers or active parenting caregivers of children of color ages 0 to 8 years old are invited to join. Each group session will offer LGBTQ parents an opportunity to explore their feelings about transracial adoptive parenting in a safe and nurturing setting, with a focus on developmentally appropriate approaches to their family's issues. Invited guests include transracially adopted adults and other speakers with relevant experience and expertise.
Register here to be notified when the next session is being scheduled.