Rhonda Roorda is an award-winning author, consultant, and thought leader on transracial adoption. Rhonda was adopted out of the New York foster care system at the age of two and into a white American family with Dutch heritage. She was raised with her two non-adopted siblings in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Rhonda has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for children and families and collaborating with individuals, groups and organizations to create nuanced and authentic mirrors for Transracial adoptees and adoptive families.
Rhonda is the author of several books on transracial adoption.
Her work is highly regarded in academia, among adoption agencies, foundations and parent groups, in corporations, in Hollywood, and in households throughout the United States and abroad.
Rhonda is the recipient of many awards, most recently at the Adopt America Network Gala in Toledo, Ohio, Rhonda was bestowed the 2022 Richard K. Ransom Award for her significant contributions to Children and Families and for her work with the NBC TV Show This Is Us.
She stopped by the Antioch Podcast today to talk with us about her story of faith and spiritual formation as a transracial adoptee.
Let’s go now and listen, to this conversation!