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Maintaining Cultural Connections

Identity is one of the seven lifelong core issues in adoption. Connecting with cultural roots is crucial for a child’s identity development. Children adopted from other countries may find it difficult to form a healthy sense of self without immersion in the culture of their birth country. It is important that parents take the time …

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Preparing Families for Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptions

Some families need additional information and support to help them raise children from a different racial or cultural background. These families may face unique challenges as children, youth, and young adults develop their own identity. This web page offers resources for professionals preparing families who are in the process of or are considering adopting children …

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Disproportionality

This section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes issues such as overrepresentation in the child welfare system, underrepresentation in support services, inequitable investigations for suspected cases of maltreatment, and disparities in decision-making. Additionally, this section provides resources on pursuing racial and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) equity in child welfare.

Diverse Populations and Communities

Child welfare professionals across the country work with children, youth, and families from varied backgrounds and communities with their own unique strengths, needs, and challenges. Resources in this section provide information about and skills for working with diverse populations to help child welfare professionals engage families, make appropriate case decisions, improve outcomes, and serve the …

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