Today more that 40% of adoptions are transracial and adopting a child of a different race comes with some added education and understanding of 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 the child is alone, the privilege no longer exists. 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.