Adoptions that include racially and culturally diverse parents and children are common and can come with different challenges. This requires adoption professionals to be aware of their own cultural identity and be sensitive to the views, attitudes, beliefs, and practices of other cultures. On this page, you can find resources that focus on cultural considerations for families preparing to adopt and emerging practices for working with children and youth.
10 Ways to Keep Your Adopted Child’s Cultural Connection
Discusses how families and their adopted children can feel connected to and appreciative of their cultural backgrounds.
Seeing Color: Why It Matters for Transracial Adoptive Families
Emphasizes that families who combine racial and cultural differences should engage in educational courses to think meaningfully about differences in race, culture, and class and how these issues will impact their children and family.
Your Guide to Raising a Child of Another Race
Provides information for families parenting a child of a different race, which may impact parents' understanding of their children.