Hi adoptee community – I’ve been approached now by several people working on a federal project developing a training curriculum for foster and adoptive families. Please comment to the email provided below or you can leave comments here and I will send them on to the organization.
In particular, they want to know how to address families who foster or adopt children who are culturally and racially different from them.
Are there terms that you recommend we include? Are there terms you advise we avoid?
- Cross-racial / cross-cultural
- Interracial / intercultural
- Multiracial / multicultural
- Transracial / transcultural
Is there another term you prefer or recommend?
Would you recommend we just describe these families as culturally and/or racially diverse?
In particular, we’d like to hear from adoptees for whom this was their experience growing up.
Your feedback is appreciated. Please send your thoughts/suggestions to me at RHanlon@adoptioncouncil.org