Angela has enjoyed providing consulting services to writers, producers, content creators, child-welfare agencies, therapists, school districts, universities and individuals. She is available for ongoing consulting or one-time events. She is glad to discuss customizing her service offerings to meet your needs.
KEYNOTE: Nevertheless, She persisted
LENGTH: 50 minutes
Angela was born with a confusing array of medical issues that baffled the doctors. Recieving a diagnosis of Spastic Quadriplegia and the label of "Failure To Thrive," Angela’s future trajectory was all but predetermined before her first birthday. Her early caregivers had meager expectations for her life and finding an adoptive family proved so difficult that it warranted discounted adoption fees.
Angela has lived a life of defying the odds. She shocked many by learning how to walk and going on to play collegiate basketball. She broke through the legal and State barriers which all but prevented her from finding and meeting her birth parents. Angela has lived a life full of tests of patience, strength and endurance - all challenges for which Angela has risen to with grace.
Angela offers her vulnerable story as an attempt to expand the narrative of what it means to be an adoptee.
Transracial Adoption 101
Adopting, fostering and/or caregiving transracially requires caregivers to have sustained and healthy discussions about race and culture. Angela will share her personal experiences to support a deeper understanding of the lifelong impacts of racial awareness and the transracial adoptee. Angela Tucker draws from the scholarship of Dr. Gina Samuels, Dr. JaeRan Kim and Harris O’Connor’s Racial Identity Model for Transracial Adoptees.
Development of strategies for identifying, preventing and responding to adoption-specific microaggressions with guided opportunity to develop a personalized action plan.
Gain awareness amongst attendees of their respective positions of privilege
Practice of having open and honest conversations about race, culture and identity in small groups
This course is offered as a video training or a live workshop.
LIVE WORKSHOP: Transracial Adoption 101
The workshop includes facilitated discussions about privilege, implicit bias, micro-aggressions, and an adult adoptee panel*.
Group Size: 25-100 people
If you desire this workshop to include a transracial adult adoptee panel, there is an additional fee which allows for panelist compensation.
VIDEO TRAINING: Transracial Adoption 101
You’ll recieve a link for the video training, which will give you 24-hour access. Angela will prompt the viewer for personal reflection or small group discussions.
Length: 45 minutes
Group Size: any
Angela is available to Skype in to a group video training session at the conclusion of the video for an additional fee.
WORKSHOP for teen adoptees
The adoption experience is a multifaceted journey for the entire family, but it is often the adoptee who bears the brunt of navigating the complexity of the experience. During this workshop the youth will view excerpts from The Adopted Life Episodes. Angela will guide the youth through a facilitated group discussion exploring the impact of privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions as they affect us adoptees, and explore reactions to the shared, lived experiences of those who choose to share..
Style: Video | Small Groups | Discussion-based
Length: 1.5 hours
Group Size: 8-15 teenagers
Angela is available to support adoptees (ages 10+), adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents and adoption professionals via 30-minute virtual consultations. Discussions can center around any adoption-related issue that you are facing. To book a session, please contact us.
Please Note: Angela is not a therapist, but is happy to offer referrals if appropriate.