This week we continue our series on transracial adoption with Psychologist and Adult Adoptee Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker.
Dr. Wirta-Leiker is a Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Adoptee, Adoptive Parent and overall powerhouse voice in the conversation on transracial adoption worldwide. Her resource page, linked here, is one of the best collections you will find of research based resources on transracial adoption for adoptees and parents alike.
Dr. Wirta Leiker talks about everything from the Adoptee Hierarchy of Needs to advice she has as a professional, adoptee and adoptive parent for those in any seat at the table of conversation around adoption! You’ll want to take notes (and budget to buy all of the resources she’s got on her website), we hope you enjoy today’s episode!
November is National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) –To read the history of NAAM, click here.
For those most impacted by adoption – adoptees – the month of November can be a time that brings up a wide array of emotions. So in staying true to our mission here at Empowered to Connect we are spending the month of November listening to the hearts and stories of adoptees who are part of transracial families.