I love the idea, but our agency didn't have us do anything that formal. We just had to discuss some ideas for incorporating the child's genetic culture somehow, and go through a day of training where we learned how some transracial adoptees feel.
Our older child is 1/4 Native American and the tribe declined when they were offered the chance to place her with one of their own families. We have a copy of the letter in case we ever need it. We recently drove past the tribe's reservation on our way to visit her birth family. I want to learn more about the tribe from the people, and not just books. At the same time a part of me worries that someone may try to take her from us, even though it is final and they declined seven years ago.
OP, I'd love to hear more about this project as you complete it. Please do share!
at 3:26 PM on Nov. 30, 2011