When: February 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: SE UpLift Building, 3534 SE Main Street, Portland, OR 97214
Cost: $30 per person
Facilitator: Micah Francesconi
This panel is appropriate for adoptive parents, waiting parents and professionals.
- Importance of birth-family, birth culture, birth country, language
- Identity – Race Identity, Cultural Identity and Family Identity
- Communication with adoptive parents about adoption, race and culture
- Recommendations for today’s adoptive parents
This is a rare opportunity to hear the recommendations and insights first hand of transracial adoptees and an adoptive parent who are willing to share their experiences of raising and being raised in communities with parents, family, friends who were/are of a different race than their own.
Today’s adoptive families and professionals working with them are of a generation who, through education, have the opportunity to mitigate some of the challenges faced by adoptive parents of the past while learning to maneuver new challenges of today. Come listen, engage and learn what it is/was like for them to be adopted into a mixed race family in the United States. This panel of adult adoptees and one adoptive parent will share their experience of living in a transracial family.
This panel is also offered on a request basis; contact us for details.