Adoption Blog - Adoptimist
October 25, 2016

Transracial Adoption: 5 Awkward Situations You May Face

I’m a mom of four via domestic, open, and transracial adoption. With each child we added to our family, we faced circumstances related to both adoption and race. Because the transracial part makes any adoption far more obvious, both adoption and the transracial aspect are intertwined, sometimes creating uncomfortable and sticky situations for families. Here are some situations you may face if you choose transracial adoption: 1:  People... Read more…

May 23, 2014

Moving Beyond “Color Blind” Parenting To Value The Human Rainbow

Adoption is complicated. Transracial adoptive families face additional challenges in their adoption journey. They must learn to juggle the issue of race and how it operates in their children’s lives, as well as their own. To convey that their love is not diminished by racial differences, parents will often assert that they are a “color blind” family. Certainly love is love, whether families are racially similar or different! At first blush, this color-neutral attitude feels positive. If we look deeper, some issues arise. Race is an integral part of who... Read more…