Race and Adoption

August 11, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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? This conversation is for people who are in the adoption constellation: adoptees, parents (adoptive, pre-adoptive, foster, first/birth parents), and folks in close proximity to someone in the adoption world. We will have time to share in these affinity groups throughout the conversation. RSVP for this conversation.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities




Rachel Bernstein at r.bernstein@oregonhumanities.org