Race & Adoption

Date:   Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time:   6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Trainer:   Astrid Castro
Location:   Salem Hospital
  939 Oak Street SE
  Salem, OR 97301
Map:   Directions to Location

The decision to adopt across racial or cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race and identity, confronting racism in all its forms, and developing new skills and perspectives. In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as: What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted? While particularly of relevance to families directly in transracial adoptive families, this conversation will also raise questions of how we talk to children about important issues like race and identity, adoption, and cultural appropriation. Visit the following website to watch a video featuring Astrid Castro discuss the topic of transracial adoption:  http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/conversation-project/catalog/race-and-adoption/ 

Register by calling ORPARC at 503-241-0799, 1-800-764-8367, or email orparc@nwresource.org