What is a Transracial Adoption?

February 9, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

What is a Transracial Adoption?

When beginning your Florida adoption journey, you might hear or come across transracial adoption. Transracial adoption is an adoption where a birth mother places her child with an adoptive family of different races or ethnicities.

Transracial Adoption has its Pros and Cons

When you work with us here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we do our best to provide you with the information you need to create your adoption plan. One of the steps in the process is picking the adoptive family to place your child with. You will be able to look at the information and profiles of families we have on our waiting list. You will have the luxury of picking the family you think is the best fit for your child. Now while you are looking for the best fit for your child, in the end, you might find that the family that is the best fit is a family of a different race. Now some pros and cons come with transracial adoption.

One of the pros is that no matter the adoptive family’s race, your child will be going to a loving home and family. 

One of the cons of transracial adoption is that in the beginning, there are times when your child might feel like an outsider in the family because they look different from their adoptive parents and siblings. However, the adoptive family and your child can overcome this. It helps when the adoptive family incorporates aspects of your child’s culture into their home life. Also, as your child participates in the family more and celebrates with their family, they will feel more comfortable and like a true member of the family.

Transracial Adoption is Growing Around the World

The cons of transracial adoption, specifically the con of people staring in public and discouraging comments, are starting to go away. Transracial adoption and transracial families are happening and being seen every day worldwide. This has caused society to accept transracial adoptions and transracial families. With this growth and society being more accepting of transracial adoptions, you can see examples of transracial adoptions on television in movies and television shows.

Transracial Families in Everyday Life

You can find examples of other transracial families throughout your everyday life. For instance, when you are running errands, you can see a transracial family and see that they are a family just because they are of a different race. In addition, you can see how happy they are and just like any other ordinary family. 

Adoption Choices of Florida is Here to Help

When you choose to place your newborn up for adoption with us here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we will do our best to assist and support you. If you consider moving forward with transracial adoption, we will provide you with any information about transracial adoptions that you need to decide. Remember, adoption in Florida is nothing to be afraid of. We know it can seem overwhelming and scary at first, but it truly is a rewarding and wonderful process. If you are looking to begin your adoption journey, we hope to contact us. We are here for you and ready to help you on your adoption journey.

If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: (833) 352-3678 or text us at 904-559-1251