In this course, we will talk about things you should consider before adopting transracially. The instructor will be Meggin Nam Holtz, a Licensed Master Social Worker, and a Korean adoptee. She has been involved in adoption advocacy, awareness, and support for over a decade. She created an award-winning documentary film, "Found in Korea," about birth search, country of origin travel, identity, and adoption. She has a private counseling practice specializing in adoption.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Explain why it is not "easier" to adopt a bi-racial child.
  • List 3 things parents should be prepared to do if they adopt transracially to help their child develop a healthy racial identity.
  • Explain what parents should consider about how their extended family may be impacted by their decision to adopt transracially.
  • Explain some of the complexities that can arise with open adoptions when adopting transracially.

Outline for Should You Consider Adopting a Child of a Different Race or Ethnicity.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.

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This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.48 (b)(7)

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Virginia Compliance



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Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.

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

*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.