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Weaving Cultures Transracial Family Group

The Weaving Cultures Transracial Family Group is for families who have been formed through transracial adoption. Its purpose is to offer a setting where both children and adults can form relationships and spend time with other families who share similar experiences through social and educational opportunities.

Find out what events are scheduled, including our virtual peer support group specifically for transracial adoptive parents, and register through our calendar

Join us for all or any of our activities!

We are SO excited to see you!

Parents can also connect with other transracial adoptive parents in our Weaving Cultures Transracial Adoptive Family Group through our private group on Facebook.

For more information and to be added to the email list:

Janelle Poskocil, Program Coordinator - Families & Youth
(216) 482-2332


Transracial Adoptive Parent Support Group

Adoption Network Cleveland and Transracial Journeys are joining forces to hold a series of co-hosted monthly support groups for parents who have adopted children outside of their own race. This collaborative effort aims to provide an intentionally structured and supportive space where parents can hear from leaders with lived expertise and come together to share their experiences, challenges, and successes in raising transracially adopted persons. Register on our calendar.

The support groups will be conducted virtually via Zoom, allowing participants from different geographical locations to connect and engage in meaningful discussions. The sessions will take place on the third Thursday of each month from 7 - 8 pm ET.

Transracial Journeys (TRJ) brings expertise in facilitating conversations on transracial adoption and promoting cultural awareness and competence. With their experience in organizing support groups, creating original content, and hosting a yearly camp, TRJ centers on the best interests of transracially adopted persons to provide practical tools and post adoption support for parents of a different race than the Black and Brown children entrusted to them and fosters supportive relationships for transracially adopted persons of all ages. Learn more about Transracial Journeys here.

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About your facilitators:

April Dinwoodie
After a successful career in corporate marketing, branding, and PR and a lifetime as a Black/bi-racial, transracially adopted person, April is devoted to elevating our shared experiences of family and humanity one conversation at a time. Dinwoodie’s podcast Born in June, Raised in April: What Adoption Can Teach the World! helps facilitate an open dialogue about identity, relationships and diversity. With the calendar as a universal tool, April guides systems, corporations, individuals and groups on a more purposeful and practical diversity and inclusion journey.

Janelle Poskocil
Janelle brings over 20 years of experience in education and social services. She loves to support families by creating supportive communities that empower and encourage. She is mom to four transracially adopted children who are now young adults. Her journey over the past twenty-two years has taught her that adoption is complex. As Program Coordinator for Families and Youth at Adoption Network Cleveland, Janelle is responsible for implementing responsive support and education opportunities for parents, caregivers, and youth in adoptive, foster and kinship families.