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 

Virginia Compliance


*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.

Nebraska Licensing Requirement 005.16(D)(i)(6)

*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.