Intercountry adoptees are usually adopted into an adoptive family of a different racial/ethnic background. This means that often the adoptee lives a life removed from seeing their racial mirrors and can struggle with developing a positive sense of racial identity. Daily micro-aggressions are common.
In May 2022, ICAV ran a webinar panel on Lived Experience of Racism.
Die Hierarchie der rassischen und kulturellen Bedürfnisse transrassischer Adoptierter von Chaitra Wirta-Leiker eine 2-teilige Webinar-Reihe
International and Transracial Adoptees: Experiences of Racism and Racial Discrimination and Personal Coping Styles by Marijane Hsiao-ling Nguyen
Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege Papers
Should You Consider Adopting A Child of Different Race or Ethnicity? (by Dr Gina Samuels)
How Do Transracial Adoptees Develop a Racial Identity? (by Dr Gina Samuels)
How to Process Anti-Asian Racism with your Child (video) by Cameron Lee
White Saviorism & Adoption (video) by Cameron Lee
Transracial Parenting Course (by Astrid Castro, USA based)
Be the Bridge: Intentional Cross Race Parenting
Anti Racist Adoption Course by Yoni Ejo (UK based)
Guide – Strengthening & Supporting your Transracial Adoptee (pdf by Creating a Family)
Unheard (Amazon Prime documentary series giving first hand accounts of Racial Injustice in Australia)
When Did You Turn Black? Identity Docu-series by Isaac Etter (transracial black adoptee in the USA)