What is Arizona Transracial Adoption?
If you have been researching adoption and all of its nuances, you may be surprised that there is yet another type of adoption, but do not be. At our adoption agencies in Arizona, Adoption Choices of Arizona will be here with you to guide you every step of the way and assist with unplanned pregnancy help. We do not only assist you with the adoption process, but we also help you understand the terms and intricacies of adoption. When we say we are the premier source for all of your adoption-related needs and questions, we mean it.
What Exactly is a Transracial Adoption?
Transracial adoption is an adoption where the adoptive parents and the adoptee are not of the same race, cultural, or ethnic background. For instance, the adoptive parents could be black, and their adoptive child could be white or Chinese. There are all kinds of transracial adoptions. Sometimes transracial adoptions are called interracial or multiracial adoption; either term is perfectly acceptable.
Should I Pick Adoptive Parents of a Different Race?
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we encourage our birth mothers to pick the best adoptive family for their child. You can choose whichever family you would like to adopt your child, but race should not be the only factor in your decision-making. Your main priority should be that your child is loved and well cared for. We recommend that you think about the kind of life you want your child to lead and what kind of parents you want them to have.
What Are Some Benefits and Challenges of Transracial Adoption?
- Your child will have the opportunity to learn about different races and cultures. The best way to learn about a different culture or race is to surround yourself with that different culture or race.
- Your child will grow up to be more sympathetic and understanding. Children raised in unconventional families tend to be more understanding of other people and their differences.
- Ultimately, your child will be loved, which is why you are choosing adoption in Arizona for them in the first place. Loved children grow up to be loving adults who care about other people.
- Lack of diversity. if you are of a different race than your adopted child, it is important that you make an effort to surround yourself and your adopted child with people who look like them. Immersing yourself in different cultures will make you more open-minded and make your child more comfortable.
- Racism. Unfortunately, racism is unavoidable, but it is important to confront it. Ignoring racism when you or your child sees it is not the answer. Instead, you should acknowledge racism and learn from it.
- Your child may struggle with their racial or cultural identity. It can be difficult to be a child raised in a family with a different race than their own, which is why it is important to surround your adoptive child with people from their race and culture. This can be as simple as enrolling your child in a diverse school, attending a diverse church, or even joining transracial adoptee/family groups.
It can seem daunting to choose a transracial adoption for your child, but it does not have to be. Adoption Choices of Arizona will be here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the adoption process. While transracial adoptees were the minority, they are quickly becoming the norm. Remember, the most important aspect of your adoption is that your child is loved.
Contact Adoption Choices of Arizona Today!
With offices in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, our adoption specialists are ready to assist you today. If you are ready to start your adoption process or just have questions, we are your number one source for all adoption-related information in Arizona. Call or text us today to get your adoption process started!
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the Author: Rayna Batiste is an alumna of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. Having graduated with honors, she hopes to attend graduate school at New York University, majoring in Journalism. Rayna is also a United States Air Force veteran who enjoys watching documentaries about pretty much any subject, learning, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also a fitness enthusiast and an avid Peloton user.
Her hobbies include brunch (yes, brunch is a hobby), fashion, makeup, and of course, reading and writing. Rayna has a real passion for the written word and correct grammar and syntax. She enjoys manipulating sentence structure and experimenting with punctuation in her writing. She’s what you would call a “werd nerd.” She was also recently featured at the Pensacola Museum of Art for her work, entitled Triangular Geometry.