• SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER


  • Transracial/Transcultural

    International Adoption: Transracial/Transcultural Parenting Package

    $55.00

    Adopting a child from another country brings additional layers of issues to consider when learning how to parent them well. This package of courses is designed to help you think about fostering healthy cultural identity. Topics include exposing your children to healthy racial/cultural mirrors and role models, giving your child tools to talk about racial or cultural differences, helping your child process their cultural identity and factors to consider when preparing for a homeland tour. There is also a wonderful opportunity to hear from several adult adoptees who share their stories of navigating racial and cultural issues in their adoption experiences.

    Cultural Identity

    The buzz for the last 15 years has been about the need for instilling cultural identity in internationally adopted kids. Hollee McGinnis, adult Korean adoptee and researcher with the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and Dr. Heather Jacobson, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, and author of Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Difference, talk about how to best raise healthy, adjusted adopted children.

    Homeland Visits

    Homeland Tours: Taking Internationally Adopted Children Back to Their Country of Birth

    International adoptive parents are encouraged to take their children back to their birth country for a visit one day. What is the reality of homeland tours for the children and their families? Is it always a good idea?

    Language Development

    Language Development in Internationally Adopted Children

    How do children adopted internationally acquire the language of their new country and what should parents do to help? When should parents worry?

    Instilling Cultural Awareness

    Instilling Cultural Awareness and Pride in Internationally Adopted Children

    Adoptive parents are told that they must incorporate their child’s birth culture into their life in order to raise healthy adopted children. Can you go overboard?

    Panel Discussion with Adult Transracial Adoptees

    The right way to raise a trans-racial adopted child is a hot button issue. This course is a frank discussion with the real experts—adults of color who were adopted by white parents as children.

    Product Description

    Adopting a child from another country brings additional layers of issues to consider when learning how to parent them well. This package of courses is designed to help you think about fostering healthy cultural identity when transracial/transcultural parenting. Topics include exposing your children to healthy racial/cultural mirrors and role models, giving your child tools to talk about racial or cultural differences, helping your child process their cultural identity and factors to consider when preparing for a homeland tour. There is also a wonderful opportunity to hear from several adult adoptees who share their stories of navigating racial and cultural issues in their adoption experiences.

    Intended Audience:

    This course bundle is designed for adoption professionals and pre- and post- adoptive families.

    (5) 1-Hour Online Audio Courses

    Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of each course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%

    Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

    Terms of Use

    Image credit: beppe_tapelessfilm

    Back to Top ↑

    Content created by Creating a Family. And remember, there are no guarantees in adoption or infertility treatment. The information provided or referenced on this website should be used only as part of an overall plan to help educate you about the joys and challenges of adopting a child or dealing with infertility. Although the following seems obvious, our attorney insists that we tell you specifically that the information provided on this site may not be appropriate or applicable to you, and despite our best efforts, it may contain errors or important omissions. You should rely only upon the professionals you employ to assist you directly with your individual circumstances. CREATING A FAMILY DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS contained or referenced on this website. CREATING A FAMILY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS or omissions in this information and materials and PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, implied, express or statutory. IN NO EVENT WILL CREATING A FAMILY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising out of or in connection with the use of the information or materials, EVEN IF CREATING A FAMILY OR ITS AGENTS ARE NEGLIGENT AND/OR ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.