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Webinar: Transracial Adoption for Adoptive Parents of Color

Start time/date: Feb  19, 2020 11:00 AM
End time/date: Feb  19, 2020 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
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Transracial Adoption for Adoptive 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 first-hand what it means to be racially marginalized and have experienced racism first hand, but when parenting transracially they are not necessarily familiar with the specific microaggressions and oppressions 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? How do they handle the racial hierarchies and/or historical conflicts between people of their race/ethnic group(s) and that of their child’s racial/ethnic group? Learn how adoptive families of color, parenting across race, took steps to prepare themselves for transracial adoption and the continued work they do to support their child’s race and culture. This webinar is applicable to pre-adoptive and post-adoptive parents of color parenting across race and professionals working with this population.


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 of color 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: Malaika Parker

Position: Director of Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative

Experience: Malaika is a Black adoptive parent with 11 years of experience supporting people of color who have built their families through adoption. Malaika works with Pact, an adoption alliance  to develop programing and opportunities for support and community for adoptive families.


Pricing Description:

$36 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 25% discount.

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.

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