Transracial/Transnational Adoption Consultations
Transracial/Transnational Parenting: Building Community Across Cultures
Should you adopt across racial lines? How can you be a better transracial parent?
We believe transracial adoption can work beautifully if the parents are serious about helping their child build a positive racial identity. We don't subscribe to the "colorblind" or "love is enough" approach-we believe that race matters and that parents who are adopting across racial lines must commit to making changes in their own lives to support their children. We are here to support you in that process.
Is Transracial Adoption the Right Choice for Our Family?
We offer you the benefit of our decades of personal and professional experience with the challenges and joys of transracial adoption. Through guided self-reflection, real-life exercises, and in-person or phone consultations with Pact staff, BCAC will help you decide whether or not transracial adoption is the right choice for your family. Should you do it? Are you prepared for what lies ahead? What race child are you best prepared to adopt and how do you decide? What issues do you need to consider if you're already parenting children who share your race? BCAC supports you as you assess your current lifestyle and community and your readiness to successfully parent a child of color. Prospective transracial adoptive parents find this process challenging, eye-opening, and immensely helpful.
Already Doing It - How Can We Do Better?
This consultation will help you assess the cultural diversity in your family and community life, and what needs to change. What is going well? Where are your challenge areas? How has life has changed since you adopted transracially? What connections do you already have with communities of color, and what connections do you need to create? The BCAC program involves self-directed assignments done at home to explore real-life scenarios, and helps you create a plan with specific tasks you will accomplish.