Interracial Adoption

Interracial Adoption


In this enlightening episode, we dive into the world of interracial adoption, exploring the experiences and insights of Jena and her daughter. This discussion will not only shed light on the dynamics of becoming a transracial family but also offer guidance and resources for those considering this life-changing step.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Interracial Adoption Experience: Gain a deeper understanding of what it’s like to adopt across racial lines, as shared by Jena and her daughter.
  2. The Role of Be the Bridge Organization: Discover how Be the Bridge is making strides in promoting racial healing, equity, and reconciliation, and why their work is crucial for prospective adoptive families.
  3. Understanding Transracial Adoption: Learn about the complexities and responsibilities that come with adopting a child of a different race, and how it impacts both the family and the child.
  4. Importance of Racial Mirrors: Explore the concept of racial mirrors and their significance in building strong, understanding relationships within transracial adoptive families.
  5. Acknowledging Ancestral Backgrounds: Understand the necessity of recognizing and honoring the child’s ancestral heritage, regardless of the age at which they join the family.
  6. Addressing the Emotional Void: Recognize the potential emotional gaps that can arise in interracial adoption and the importance of preventing significant disconnects.
  7. The Value of Seeking Help: Emphasize the importance for adoptive parents to seek help and support when needed, and to put aside pride for the well-being of the child.

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Disclaimer: Please note that the content of this podcast is for educational and informational purposes and should not replace professional therapy. If you are currently in therapy or under medical care, consult your provider before implementing any advice or exercises mentioned in this episode.


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