Sunday Playtime at Barker!

Educational Workshops for Adoptive Parent

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Come join other adoptive families with young children for an informal get together at Barker! Families are invited for playtime, networking with other families and refreshments, and Barker’s Post-Adoption staff will be available to address topics adoptive parents wish to discuss and explore. Toys and play equipment will be available geared toward children aged 3 and under.

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Transracial Adoptive Parenting Series: Session 2

Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Educational Workshops for Adoptive Parent, Educational Workshops for Professional

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Session 2: Discussing race, privilege, and adoption with your child 

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Transracial Adoptive Parenting Series: Session 3

Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Educational Workshops for Adoptive Parent, Educational Workshops for Professional

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Session 3: “Who am I?”: Helping your transracially adopted child navigate their racial and cultural identity  Transracial adoptees often have complex racial and cultural identities. Unfortunately, society, peers, and family members often pressure transracial adoptees to pick between two options (e.g., “Are you white or are you black?” “Are you Chinese or are you White?”).

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Transracial Adoptive Parenting Series: Session 4

Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Educational Workshops for Adoptive Parent, Educational Workshops for Professional

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Session 4: “What happened to your real parents?”: Responding to tough questions Transracially adopted children and teens are often asked to explain their adoption story or personal things about their life and identity to others. This can sometimes feel like a burden and lead to anxiety, stress, and humiliation.

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