Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Transracial Adoption: Expert Advice If You’re Adopting Transracially

The following article is taken from the America Adopts blog.

Posted by on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thanks to high profile adoptions by Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Madonna and other celebrities, transracial adoption has been into the spotlight.  About 40% of all adoptions in the United States today are transracial.

But how easy is it to raise a child of a different race? Are there special considerations that need to be taken? Should he or she be parented in the same way as any other child?
When it comes to transracial adoption, many people go into the process thinking that love is enough — it can fix everything. Others, however, argue that not only does this approach not do children any favors. It can also cause them irreparable harm.
Recently I had a chance to talk to Krista McCoy about what adoptive parents, birth parents and adoption professionals need to know about raising children who have been adopted across racial lines.
To read the full article click HERE.

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