Transracial Adoption: How to Do It Well
Transracial adoptions “work”, but what exactly can parents do to help ensure that their children will grow up with a happy and healthy well-formed racial identity? Join our guest Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption. Natasha Sky is a multiracial woman and mother of four young multiracial children who joined her family through birth and adoption. Natasha created the MultiracialSky website, a collection of resources for multiracial families.
Hit the Highlights
- Transracial adoption is an issue, not a problem.
- Talking with children about race.
- Race vs. ethnicity vs. culture. What are the difference and why these differences matter for transracial adoptive families.
- The importance that your adopted child is not the only person of color in his world.
- If we want the world to be colorblind, why do we need to talk with our children about race?
- How to celebrate all ethnicities, cultures, and races in our family, not just those of color?
- African American hair care.
- How to prepare our children for prejudice without overly focusing on it.
- How can white adoptive parents teach our children to cope with racial prejudice?
- Encouraging children of color to trust their internal prejudice antenna.
- Is it a problem for a black teen to have only white friends?