Angela Tucker was born in Tennessee and immediately became a ward of the state, she was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegia and labeled a “Failure to Thrive.” Angela remained in foster care for over a year, eventually being adopted by a white family in Bellingham, Washington – a city where just 1% of the population is Black. She has seven siblings – all adopted except for one and had many foster siblings, foreign exchange students, and extended family who also lived in her home. Her unique upbringing encouraged an expansive and inclusive definition of family and that led to her mission: to center adoptees.
Adopting, fostering, and/or caregiving transracially requires caregivers to have sustained and healthy discussions about race and culture. The training includes facilitated discussions about privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions.
Learning Objectives: Define racism, microaggressions, colorism, stereotypes, and implicit bias in relation to transracial adoption.