An upcoming webinar could be a valuable resource for transracial adoptive families (or hopeful adoptive parents open to transracial adoption).
Adoptive Families “is the leading information resource for parents before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning quarterly digital magazine and website provide independent, authoritative adoption parenting advice and real families’ stories.”
They are currently publicizing an “Expert Q and A Webinar,” featuring Deborah H. Johnson, an adult adoptee (adopted from South Korea) and Minneapolis-based social worker with more than 25 years of experience as an adoption professional. She founded Kindred Journeys International, a heritage travel company. She’s also a longtime columnist for Adoptive Families magazine.
As per the narrative that accompanies this educational opportunity:
“If you adopted your child transracially, what does he or she experience growing up? How should you be talking about race and racism, birth culture, and differences in your family to instill a positive racial identity? How should you discuss teasing he or she may face at school, as well as societal attitudes and events in the news to help your child navigate a world that is far from colorblind, now and as an adult?”
This webinar will include both a presentation by Deborah and an opportunity to pitch your questions directly to her.
Here’s a link that includes more information about the webinar and registration information. FYI – It runs on Thursday, May 19th from 1pm to 2pm EST. Webinar: Growing Up as a Transracial Adoptee: What Parents Need to Know