With changes in cultural norms, transracial adoption has become more common learn about transracial adoption and the dynamics of interracial families. An in-depth look at the myths of transracial adoption. Transracial or transcultural adoption means placing a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of another race or ethnic group. Given the various pathways that families can take to adopt, precise statistics on just how many transracial adoptions occur each year are difficult to find however, researchers estimate that around 15% of all adoptions are transracial (vonk, 2001 evan, 2009) and, according to the 2000 us. Outcomes of transracial adoption arnold r silverman abstract in the united states, the first transracial adoption placements in substantial numbers. Transracial adoption if you are pregnant or have children this site is full of free information to help you find financial, medical, nutritional, health and other types of assistance.
Resources to help you decide if transracial or interracial adoption is best for you how to do transracial adoption well. When you adopt a child of a different race, you have a responsibility to help him or her understand race and racism adoption experts, adoptive parents, and transracial adoptees share their perspectives on developing a positive racial identity. Welcome and thank you for visiting my website this website is dedicated to sharing more information about the work that i do in the areas of transracial adoption and international adoption. New england journal of public policy 1 transracial foster care and adoption: issues and realities fern l johnson, stacie mickelson, and mariana lopez davila__. The issue of 'transracial' adoption is hugely controversial with experts divided on what's best for children chief reporter tracy mcveigh investigates. When your child joins your family through transracial adoption, you must find ways to talk about racism, instill a positive racial identity, and honor her birth culture.
Transracial adoption is a type of adoption where the family adopts a child that is of a different race learn how to prepare to complete a transracial adoption through american adoptions. Seven suggestions for a successful transracial adoption advice and considerations shared by adoptive parents and child welfare professionals. Adoption is a beautiful thing that provides a child in need of a loving family, with one however, one of the biggest controversies that the adoption world is. According to the child welfare information gateway, transracial or transcultural adoption means placing a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of another race or ethnic group in the us these terms usually refer to the placement of children of color or children from.
The resources below were identified by deb reisner, nacac's parent support specialist who facilitates nacac's support services for transracial adoptive families in minnesota. Adopting outside your own race is a big decision here are a few things you should consider, plan for and prepare for. Angela tucker is african-american and raised by white parents she compares her experience to comments made by rachel dolezal. Find resources in this section to help families after transracial adoption. There are various ways to prepare for a transracial adoption read about some of the things to consider when thinking about transracial adoption.
In this section find resources to help parents understand and care for their children from transracial/transcultural adoptions. The number of transracial adoptions in the united states, particularly international adoptions, is increasing annually counseling psychology as a profession, however, is a relatively silent voice in the research on and practice of transracial adoption.