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.
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)
Talking with Kids about Race / Racism (USA based)
Be the Bridge: Intentional Cross Race Parenting
Anti Racist Adoption Course by Yoni Ejo (UK based)
Unheard (Amazon Prime documentary series giving first hand accounts of Racial Injustice in Australia)