When raising a child of a different race or ethnic background, adoptive and foster parents may need extra help to help the children learn how to address racism and develop a strong sense of their own identity. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, NACAC has been dedicated to helping families understand that race matters and parents and young people can help others learn to better address issues of race culture.
In addition to reviewing the resources below, we encourage you to read NACAC’s position statement related to race and culture.
NACAC offers training for parent and professionals on transracial parenting. If you are an agency staff member or leader of a parent support organization, we encourage you to learn more about our transracial training.
Read NACAC Articles About Transracial Parenting:
- In My Skin
- Being Anti-Racist: A Critical Way to Support Children of Color in Foster Care and Adoption
- The Personal is Political: Racial Identity and Racial Justice in Transracial Adoption
- Transracial Resources
- Transracial Adoption: Love Is Just the Beginning
- Seven Tasks for Parents: Developing Positive Racial Identity
- Adoption & Sibling Relationships: What Children Have Taught Me