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Why It’s Important to Have Conversations About Race in Transracial Adoptive Families

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Susan McParker with Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support Program
(608) 519-8023

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In this webinar, Rhonda Roorda will share her extensive knowledge about why race matters, especially in transracial adoptive families. She’ll explain some of the history of transracial adoptions and why it’s important to talk about race within our families. A goal of this webinar is that you will have some ideas of how to talk with your children (or children you work with) so that they know that you’ll have their back when trau-ma around race happens. In addition to personal experience, Ms. Roorda has written four books about transracial adoption which draw on the experiences of transracial adoptees, adoptive parents, adoptive siblings and Black Americans. All four books can be found at the WISAPSP li-brary, https://wisapsp.libib.com/ as well as https://rhondamroorda.com/shop/. The last half an hour of the webinar will be for questions and answers.
Rhonda M. Roorda was adopted at the age of two into a white American family. She was raised with her two non-adopted siblings in the Wash-ington, D.C. metropolitan area. Rhonda is an Author & International Speaker on Transracial Adoption.
Rhonda’s latest book, In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption came from her personal investment in the transracial adoptive community and the desire for adopted children of color raised transracially to absorb that they are beautiful, worthy, connected to their his-torical story and full of promise. Rhonda’s work is highly regarded in academia, among adoption agencies, foundations and parent groups, in corporations, in Hollywood, and in households throughout the United States and abroad.

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