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Choosing an adoptive family: Should I choose a black family for my white child?

By Jan Douglas

If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption, transracial adoption is one choice not often discussed. Transracial adoption is simply adopting a child from another race. Adoption Choices of Texas is a private adoption agency with adoption agencies in Dallas and other locations across Texas. We are there if you are seeking information about adoption in Austin, Houston, or San Antonia.

If you are a birth mother thinking about putting your child up for adoption, we can help you with any questions. You may feel scared, alone, and confused. Our adoption specialist will meet with you in person. You can come to one of our locations, or we will travel to you. Our adoption centers offer compassionate and non-judgmental support. We do not pressure you but sit with you and discuss all your options.

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 945-444-0333, text us at 945-444-0333, or email us here.

Qualities a birth mother might consider when choosing an adoptive family

In adoptions today, the birth mother will make the decisions in the adoption plan. One of these decisions will be choosing the adoptive family for your unborn baby. There are all kinds of families. There are conventional families, same-sex families, biracial families, and even single parents. Our adoption professionals can walk you through all the variables when deciding on the adoptive family. Would you prefer they practice a particular religion? Or share similar principles? We work with birth mothers supporting them with adoptions in Dallasadoptions in Austin, and agencies in San Antonio and Houston

What are the benefits of Transracial Adoption?

No matter what family you choose, your child will be cherished and loved first and foremost. Although the world has significantly changed regarding race, there are still stigmas to overcome. Adoptive families wanting transracial adoptions most likely will understand the challenges that might come with this decision. Your child will grow up in a strong and secure family. This positive outcome is one of the wonderful benefits when a birth mother makes the choice.

The child will be raised in a diverse environment when a birth mother or adoptive family decides on transracial adoption. Our world is connected globally due to technology. We can meet people instantly across thousands of miles. Yet, we have also become more polarized. Technology has allowed humans to group and not have to step outside of their bubbles. Transracial families give the gift of experiencing different cultures. The child will grow up in a unique setting learning about various traditions, customs, and ways of life.

“Transracial families” might not be typical today, and one of the ways to change this is by increasing their prevalence. As this kind of family becomes more widespread, its stigma will lessen. This fact might not seem right or the way it should be, but it is reality. When a birth mother or an adoptive family decides this, they are helping the world become more varied. 

What comes next in the adoption process?

Adoption Choices of Texas can help a birth mother with all these details. Once you decide on the type of family, we will give you several families to review. All of our adoptive families are fully screened and undergo background checks. All families wishing to adopt must  “provide a criminal and child abuse clearance report as well as birth certificates, a copy of their marriage license, physician’s reports that include HIV test results, etc.” If you do not find a family you feel comfortable with, our agency will supply you with different families. 

Some women desire to have contact with the adoptive family. In some adoption plans, the adoptive parents even come to doctor appointments. Other birth mothers would like to be involved in choosing the adoptive family, but that is all. And others leave it to the adoption agency to pick the family, sometimes giving them specific criteria. 

There are various reasons why you may be looking into adoption. Perhaps you are a teen exploring pregnancy options. Or you may not be in a financially stable position. Adoption choices of Texas realize there is no one size fits all situation. If you are a birth mother searching for adoption information in Dallas or adoption information in Austin, we offer information in a warm and loving space. Our experienced adoption counselors will help you figure out the best decision and adoption plan for you and your unborn baby.

As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 945-444-0333, text us at 945-444-0333, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!

Adoption Choices of Texas es la única agencia de adopción con servicios completamente en esapñol en el estado de Texas. Podemos ayudarte con la adopcion de niños. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de adopción como una mujer embarazada o una madre biológica, comuníquese con Adoption Choices of Texas. Para español llamar: 888-510-5029

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