The National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is hosting a webinar on February 12th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET, titled “Parenting Children of a Different Race or Culture,” made possible through sponsorship from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This NCFA event is a valuable opportunity for adoption professionals and parents alike to gain insights into navigating the challenges and opportunities associated with raising children from diverse backgrounds.

Learn From Expert Speakers:

  • Ramya Gruneisen, MS
  • Laura Ornelas, LCSW
  • Cindy Hernandez Torchia, LCSW, LCPAA
  • Isaac Etter, CEO & Founder at IDENTITY/IDENTITY MEDIA

Topics Will Include:

Understanding Identity Development

Facilitating Conversations on Race and Ethnicity

Addressing Challenges: Navigating Bias and Stereotypes

Practical Takeaways:
Gain actionable strategies for adoptive parents including effective approaches to identity development and fostering open conversations about race and ethnicity. Adoption professionals will acquire valuable insights to better support adoptive families, while pre-adoptive and adoptive parents will find practical applications that enhance their parenting journey. This comprehensive session aims to equip participants with tangible tools to navigate the unique aspects of raising children from diverse racial or cultural backgrounds.

This Webinar offers 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) credits for social workers.

Free Registration until the webinar begins

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your understanding of parenting children from diverse backgrounds. Register now for this essential NCFA webinar and contribute to the ongoing dialogue in the adoption community.

What is International Adoption?

International adoption refers to the process of adopting a child from a country other than one’s own. It involves individuals or couples seeking to expand their families by legally adopting a child who may be residing in a different country. This form of adoption often involves complex legal and cultural considerations, as it requires adherence to the laws and regulations of both the sending and receiving countries.

What is Transracial Adoption?

Transracial adoption occurs when individuals or families adopt a child from a different racial or ethnic background than their own. In such cases, the adoptive parents and the adopted child may belong to different racial or ethnic groups. Transracial adoption brings forth unique challenges related to identity, cultural understanding, and the need for open communication about racial differences within the adoptive family.

What is Multicultural Adoption?

Multicultural adoption encompasses a broader scope, involving the adoption of a child from a cultural background different from that of the adoptive parents. This can include differences in language, traditions, and customs. Multicultural adoption recognizes and embraces diversity beyond just race, encouraging families to appreciate and integrate the rich cultural heritage of the adopted child into their lives. Successful multicultural adoption often involves a commitment to learning and respecting the traditions and values of the child’s cultural background.