Pact Camp

Webinar: Transracial Adoption Panel

Start time/date: Dec  1, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: Dec  1, 2021 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Transracial Adoption Panel


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 and learn about race, white privilege, white fragility, racism and how to honestly interrogate your own whiteness. Hear directly from transracial adoptees and a transracial adoptive parent about the challenges and experience of transracial adoption. This webinar will not support a “color-blind” but rather a “color-affirming” approach. This webinar is designed for white transracial adoptive parents as well as professionals working with these families.


Participants will be able to…

  • Give examples of age appropriate ways to talk about race with children when you are white.
  • Explain how race matters in adoption.
  • Apply first-hand knowledge from adoptive parents, currently parenting transracially, on how they have addressed their children’s needs throughout developmental stages.
  • Apply first-hand knowledge from adult adoptees, adopted transracially, on what they needed and still need as a member of a family formed through transracial adoption.


Instructor: Katie Wynen, MSW

Position: Adoption Social Worker



Katie Wynen, M.S.W., is Pact’s adoption social worker and LGBTQ advocate. A transracial, international, Colombian adoptee, Katie holds a master’s degree in social work from Simmons College and has worked with members of the adoption constellation since 2006. Katie studied under Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao in Boston before moving to California and joining the Pact staff where she works in adoption placement, facilitates groups, works with adopted tweens and teens of color and provides adoption education nationwide. Katie is an Angels in Adoption 2019 Recipient from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Pricing Description:

$36 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 25% discount.

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