At Be the Bridge, we are committed to be a healing agent in the lives of all BIPOC, including those of us who were transracially adopted into white families. We acknowledge that all BIPOC have all been exposed to trauma living in a racialized world. Being adopted into a white family does not change that.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM), which has historically been used to encourage people to adopt. Our focus, however, is to support transracially adopted people of color. We have curated an introductory list of resources that were created by BIPOC adoptees.
- Adoptee Lounge by Angela Tucker
- Supported Group for Adult BIPOC Adoptees by Cam Lee Small
- Black Adoptee Support Group by Artreese Basnight
- Adoptees of South American + Extended Latin America
- Adoptee Talk with Monarch Connections
Books & Film
- Extraordinary Journey: The Lifelong Path of the Transracial Adoptee by Mark Hagland
- Bitter Root: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan B Harness
- Growing Up Black In White by Kevin Hofmann
- Closure: A Documentary about Adoption by Angela Tucker
Counseling & Therapy
- Directory for Therapists Who Are Also Adoptees from Grow Beyond Words
Be the Bridge Resources
- Join our BIPOC Care Group on Facebook!
- Webinar: A Discussion of Self-Care, Lament & Trauma for POC
Resources for Adoptive Families
- What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption: An Adoptee’s Perspective on Its History, Nuances, and Practices by Melissa Guida-Richards
- Guide: Transracial Adoption: Foundational Principles for Healthy Cross-Race Parenting
- Webinar: Transracial Adoption & Anti-Racism
- Webinar: Healthy Bridge-Building in Transracial Adoption
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