Foster and adoptive children with a racial or ethnic identity that differs from their caregivers need and deserve access to adults who do share their racial or ethnic identity. This helps children and families understand and build a sense of culture and identity.
This is a group for:
• Anyone raising or caring for a child whose racial or ethnic identity differs from one or both parents' identities • Anyone of any racial or ethnic identity who wants to support children and families by sharing community and culture
The intention of the group is to connect people of diverse backgrounds so that children in transracial foster or adoptive homes can: - Find cultural resources and access information passed down through their culture - Build strong, positive relationships with people who share their racial or ethnic identity - Develop a dynamic, healthy sense of who they are and where they come from
Meetups can include shared meals, reading circles and discussion groups for parents, play groups, casual get-togethers, and other kinds of togetherness that cultivate healthy connections and a well developed sense of personal and communal identity.
For more, see this video on racial identity in foster care: