Pact Camp

WEBINAR: Transracial Adoption for Parents of Color

Start time/date: Jan  10, 2018 11:00 AM
End time/date: Jan  10, 2018 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration


Transracial Adoption for Parents of Color

Transracial adoption for parents of color is becoming more common in the adoption community. In contrast to white adoptive parents, people of color understand and have experienced racism first hand, but when parenting transracially they are not necessarily familiar with the specific microaggressions and oppression that those of their child’s race and ethnicity experience. How can parents of color prepare to better understand the –isms their child will face and be ready with tools and steps to support their child? How can they educate themselves on the history and beauty of their child’s race and ethnicity? Hear directly from adoptive families of color parenting across race on the steps they took to prepare themselves for transracial adoption and the continued work they do to support their child’s race and cultural. How can you handle the racial hierarchies and/or historical conflicts between people of the parent’s race/ethnic group(s) and that of their child’s racial/ethnic group?


Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Compile the tools needed to support and advocate for their child when they don’t share their race or ethnicity.
  2. List the differences in privileges and oppressions of the parents’ race/ethnicity and the child’s race/ethnicity.
  3. Identify specific steps they can take in preparing to adopt across race.
  4. Apply first-hand knowledge from adoptive parents who are currently parenting across race.
  5. Create a toolkit for talking with their children about racial hierarchies and historical conflicts between different racial/ethnic groups.


Instructor: Katie Stickles-Wynen, MSW ACSW #34328

Position: Adoption Case Manager/Pre-Placement Specialist

Experience: Katie is an MSW, ACSW with 10 years of experience working with adoptees, birth/first parents and adoptive families. Katie works directly with families in transracial adoptions and families in same race adoptions. Katie runs a group for adult adoptees of color and has experience in working with adopted youth in group settings. Katie is an international, transracial adoptee.

Pricing Description:

$35 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact members receive 65% discount.

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