Event Details

Conspicuous Families: Helping Children Develop Healthy Identities

Time: 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Location: Mayerson JCC; 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Contact: CincinnatiCelebrateAdoption@yahoo.com
or call 513-218-5958  

Transracial adoptive parenting involves unique challenges. Parents must work to reinforce the value and importance of family membership, while responding to a community that may question family relationships. Parents often wonder how to teach their children about racial difference and incorporating diversity. They express uncertainty about talking through issues of racism and stereotypes, and how to best prepare their children to respond to the outside world. Parents in transracial adoption can positively impact their child’s experience so they develop an ease with racial and adoptive identity.

Judy Stigger will share her professional knowledge based on years of work with adoptive, foster, and birth families and her personal knowledge gained as the adoptive parent of two now-grown transracially adopted children. She guides families in gaining the skills needed to navigate the tasks of raising children with strong and positive racial and adoptive identities. Video clips will provide an opportunity to hear from adult adoptees as they reflect on their experiences.



Judy Stigger, LCSW is a therapist serving adoptive, foster and birth families with a focus on tweens and teens. She is also Clinical Director for AdoptionLearningPartners.org, an interactive, web-based, educational site. Her job and her passion are to make accurate and engaging training and adoption-competent/trauma-informed counseling more available to parents and professionals.

Cost: Free to Celebrate Adoption members
$15 per individual | $25 per family
Babysitting available with reservation by Monday, March 11th. Cost: $2 per child.

Advance registration required!
Please submit names, phone number and email to: CincinnatiCelebrateAdoption@yahoo.com.
Need more info? Contact Patty Bonem, 513-218-5958
Certificate of attendance available for foster parents 

See the printable flyer PDF here.

Presented by Celebrate Adoption in partnership with Adoption Connection


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