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  • Transracial/Interracial Adoption

    Transracial adoption/ Interracial adoptionTransracial adoption, also known as interracial or multiracial adoption, is when parents adopt a child of a different race or ethnicity. Usually, but not always, in the US, transracial adoptions are white parents adopting children of color. Transracial adoptions have increased significantly in the last 20 years.

    + How Common Are Transracial Adoptions in the US?
    40% of all adoptions in the US are now interracial. Transracial adoptions can happen via domestic infant adoptions, foster care adoptions, or international adoptions, but the percentage varies by type of adoption.

    • 21% of domestic infant adoptions are transracial
    • 28% of foster care adoptions are transracial
    • 84% of international adoptions are transracial

    + Are Transracial Adoptions Good for Kids?
    Research supports that transracially adopted children compare favorably to children adopted into same race families, but we know from listening to adult transracial adoptees that it is easier for kids when adoptive parents are well prepared to raise a child of another race. These resources can help:

    + How To Help Interracially Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Sense of Racial Identity
    When parents do not share the same race and ethnicity as their child, they have the added responsibility to help their child form a healthy racial identity. We do not live in a color blind world. These resources can help:

    Creating a Family has many resources on transracial adoption. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:

    Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on interracial adoption can be found at the icons below.

    Sources: Creating a Family radio shows below, www.aspe.hhs.gov


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