In this course we will talk about how being transracially adopted impacts racial identity formation and what parents can do to help. The instructor will be Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels, a professor at the University of Chicago and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. She is a transracial adoptee and co-author of the book “Multiracial Cultural Attunement.”

This course covers the following topics:

  • Give the age that children start recognizing race and the age that they start developing racial bias.
  • List two ways that transracial adoption, fostering, or kinship care can impact the child.
  • Explain why a colorblind parenting approach is not best in transracial adoption and fostering.
  • Provide two tips for transracial adoptive parents.

Outline for How Do Transracial Adoptees Develope a Racial Identity.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(9)

 96.48 (b)(7)

 96.48 (c)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements 

This course is included in the following state packages.

See links for how it aligns with each state's regulatory requirements.

Louisiana packages including, Domestic Infant Adoption and Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Louisiana Adoption Requirements.
Nebraska Domestic Infant Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.

For information specific to your state, go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Search site to find information on each state's requirements on background checks, consent to adoption, home study requirements, post-adoption contact agreements, adoption expense regulations, use of advertising, and who may adopt or place a child for adoption.