On December 17, we will host our final webinar of the six-part series. Today more that 40% of adoptions are transracial and with adopting a child of a different race, comes the need for added education around understanding your child’s experiences. Our panelists will share how listening to the news about racial tension in America today affects them as a parent of a Black child.
We will discuss how White parents’ privilege can extend to their child when they are together, but when alone, the privilege is gone for their child. We will talk about what parents are doing to connect to their child’s culture and community and if they have significant relationships with adults within their child’s racial/ethnic groups. Finally, how they respond to people who say “race is a non-issue”, “we don’t see color in this house” or “race doesn’t matter and all you need is love”.