Webinar: Helping White Families Consider, Understand and Prepare for Transracial Adoption
Helping White Families Consider, Understand and Prepare
for Transracial Adoption
Transracially adopting parents (parents adopting across racial lines) are better prepared to be successful if they are educated in advance about race, racism and how these issues will play out in the context of a family in which children and parents do not share the same racial identity. We will explore how to offer realistic support to transracial foster and adoptive parents. Preparing others for a racialized life begins with honesty about your own navigation of your personal racial landscape. This workshop will utilize Pact’s federally funded self-assessment tool, Below the Surface, that supports families to assess where they stand by calculating their own Transracial Adoption Suitability Index. Appropriate for both parents considering transracial adoption or early in their transracial parenting journey as well as professionals working with transracial adopters. We will make suggestions for how to help them move forward to become successful transracial families.
Participants will be able to:
Instructor: Beth Hall
Experience: Beth Hall is an adoption educator who, co-founded Pact, An Adoption Alliance, which is a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color. Pact offers lifelong support and placement services for birth and adoptive families with adopted kids of color. A national speaker, she is also the author of numerous articles and a book, Inside Transracial Adoption, which is filled with personal stories, practical suggestions, and theory, and delivers the message that race matters, racism is alive, and families built transracially can develop strong and binding ties.
$35 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact member receive 65% discount.
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