Transracial Adoption: A Family’s Experience and Advice to Those Considering Adopting Transracially

A mother and son share their experience of transracial adoption. Although to Judy, race was never an issue–whether in considering who to adopt or in raising her son–to Aaron, at times in his life, being a different race than his parents was an issue.

Adoptive Families, a national adoption magazine, offers advice and information for those who have adopted or are considering transracial adoption. In their magazine are resources on parenting children of specific races. The resources include language, hair care, stereotypes, recipes, and more.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also offers information about transracial adoption. They address what steps to take when preparing for a transracial adoption as well as advice for creating a healthy, stable transracial home once the adoption takes place.