What is it like to be raised by parents of a different race? What can parents do to help their transracially adopted children? In this course, we talk with four young adults that were transracially adopted by white parents. Katie, adopted from China as an infant. Nathan, who is biracial (black/white), adopted as a newborn in a domestic open adoption. Angie, a black Haitian American, adopted domestically. Jack, adopted as an infant from Vietnam.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Describe 3 hardships that transracial adoptees experienced as a result of having been raised by parents of a different race.
  • Explain how racial identity can be impacted by transracial adoption.
  • List 5 things parents can do to help their transracially adopted child.


Outline for Panel of Young AdulTransracial Adoptees.pdf

*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(9)

 96.48 (b)(7)

 96.48 (c)




*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements