Maryland CASA has opened up their current DEI training series to all CASA agencies. This session will include a discussion with the presenter and a transracial adoptee panel.
Transracial caregiving is a multifaceted journey for the entire family, but it is often the child who bears the brunt of navigating the complexity of the experience. It is critical that caregivers and parents understand the history of why children of color are over-represented in child-welfare in order to avoid perpetuating racism and to instead embrace an anti-racist outlook to support the health and wellbeing of transracial adoptees and/or transracial foster youth. This workshop will provide a window into the nuanced first-hand narratives of adoptees through videos, anonymized case studies and Angela’s personal stories.
About the Presenter:
Angela Tucker is a transracial adoptee. Her forthcoming debut book: YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL: Stories of Race Identity, and Transracial Adoption, will be published in April 2023 by Beacon Press (pre-order now). Angela hosts The Adoptee Next Door podcast, has produced five short films and is the founder of the Adoptee Mentoring Society. She has consulted with NBC’s This Is Us, supported the lead actor of Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill, has over 15 years of experience working within adoption and foster care agencies and has mentored over 200 adoptees. Angela is married to Bryan Tucker, an Emmy award winning filmmaker. They live in Seattle, Washington.