A Guide for Transracial Families to Instill Racial and Ethnic Pride

Transracial adoption isn’t for everyone.

While many families appreciate the diversity, culture, and unique relationships that transracial adoption brings, parents who choose transracial adoption may find themselves grappling with opposition. Racism, intrusive questions, and negativity from family members, friends, and complete strangers compose some of that opposition. Transracial adoption brings specific struggles unique to this type of adoption. Even though transracial families face opposition outside of the home, no struggle overpowers the love and security parents give to their families.

Here are six ways that transracial families can develop children with ethnic and racial heritage and pride.