Anti-racist framework for decision-making and transitioning children from minoritised racial and ethnic groups into transracial adoptive families (AFDiT)

Tam Cane, Sushri Sangita Puhan, Gillian Ruch, Michael Wilson

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Abstract

Anti-racist framework for decision-making and transitioning children from minoritised racial and ethnic groups into transracial adoptive families (AFDiT) is a comprehensive framework that aims to support social workers in effectively understanding and addressing and protecting the identity needs of radicalised and minoritised ethnic children who are moving into transracial adoption. The process of placing a child into a family of a different racial, ethnic or cultural background necessitates a thoughtful nd sensitive approach, one that recognises and embraces the importance of identity formation and cultural connectedness. As professionals dedicated to the well-being of children, it is incumbent upon us to champion their rights, nurture their self-worth, self-esteem, and core sense of integrated self and original identity, and empower them to forge a strong , positive sense of self.

This framework aims to equip social workers with the tools, knowledge and resources necessary to facilitate positive identity development for radicalised and minoritised ethnic children in transracial adoption. It outlines essential principles and best practices that social workers can employ when working with transracial adoptive families and children. It emphasises the importance of debiasing, developing confidence in talking about race, ethnicity, culture and encouraging social workers to continuously educate themselves on various cultures, customs and experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2024

Cite this