Resources for Transracial Families
Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. Their goal is for every child to feel wanted honored and loved, a cherished member of a strong family with proud connections to the rich cultural heritage that is his or her birthright. Click here to learn more.
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. Click here to learn more.
This group offers a space for adults, who were adopted by parents of a different race than their own, to share their stories and experiences, learn about resources in their area, and connect with other adopted persons. This is a support group through the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Click here to learn more.
Are you looking to connect with other adoptive families? Right Turn’s Adoptive Support Group is a private Facebook page that allows Nebraska adoptive parents to connect with one another and share resources, information, ideas, and support. Facebook Support Group.
Culture connects us to people who share our values, beliefs, and ideas. Often our culture determines how we process feelings, celebrate, eat, mourn, communicate and parent our children. Adoptive parents often build their families with children who are of a different race or ethnicity and who may share in or celebrate another culture. Intertwining a child’s culture and racial identity into their home is an essential step to creating a sense of belonging and positive self-image. When children are able to see parts of themselves in their surroundings they can begin to feel like they belong. This is an interactive training for parents who are parenting children from another culture or race. The training will focus on understanding the impact of race and culture as a tool to ensuring children feel a sense of belonging, challenges parents may have in understanding culture and incorporating a child’s culture into their home, and developing strategies to assist parents in overcoming these challenges. To register for this event please visit our events page.
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