It is my privilege to share first-hand experiences, encourage adoptees, inspire birth-parents, educate adoptive parents and advocate for transracial adoptees within the complex and emotional adoption system. I tend to accept opportunities that elevate the adoptee voice focusing on themes around foster care, adoption, micro-aggressions, structural racism, oppression and privilege.
Keynotes | Plenary speeches
I have delivered plenary speeches for highly acclaimed events, including the American Academy of Adoption Attorney's annual conference, Colorado's Annual Convening of Judicial and Family Court Teams, American Adoption Congress, dozens of heritage camps, fundraisers, retreats and other functions around the nation.
Transracial adoption workshops
This workshop is designed to stretch one's thinking by identifying ways to work towards equality and anti-racism. The workshop offers an opportunity to connect with other individuals dedicated to the betterment of transracial families.
Structured break out sessions/topics include:
- How stereotypes inform our implicit biases and how implicit bias impacts our familial interactions.
- The difference between intent vs impact
- Identifying micro-aggressions and strategies for how to curb them
- Colorism - define and current event examples
- Adult-adoptee panel
Angela is available for Skype/Facetime sessions for Q&A's around the documentary Closure, The Adopted Life episodes, or general transracial adoption expertise.
If you would like to book a session, please use the contact form.