Transracial Adoption Resources
When hopeful adoptive parents decide to add to their family, the vast majority of them are ready to do so regardless of the child’s race. They know that adopting a child of a different race is no different than raising a child who shares your ethnic and cultural background. However, while your child’s race may not have any effect on your familial bond, it will certainly have an impact and his or her life. Therefore, we recommend that hopeful adoptive parents considering transracial adoption take some time to become more culturally aware and more prepared for realities that the child will face throughout his or her life. In order to help, we’ve compiled a brief list of resources to help adoptive parents navigate transracial adoption in Florida and parenting.
Blogs on Transracial Adoption
Books on Transracial Adoption
- Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care
- A Parent’s Guide to Natural Hair Care for Girls
- In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption
- In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
- Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parent’s Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children
Articles We Recommend
- NPR: White Kid, Black Family: Transracial Adoption
- Newsweek: What Adopting a White Girl Taught One Black Family
- The Root: Straddling Two Worlds: Transracial Adoption and the Authenticity of Blackness
- Time: The Realities of raising a kid of a different race
Other Resources on Transracial Adoption.