The Benefits Of Transracial Adoption

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TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION In the last two decades due to globalization, the influence of technology and the change of family values interracial or transracial adoption has increased quite rapidly. Transracial adoption (TRA) consists on adopting a child that is of a different race or religious background than that of the adoptive parents. Transracial adoption has become a popular practice, especially after Hollywood celebrities, such as Madonna or Angelina Jolie started to adopt children of other countries. In spite of this, it is not without its issues. The main difficulty regarding TRA was the placement of native (aborigines) and black children with white parents. In the United States these concerns have been addressed through the Indian Child…show more content…
Regarding its benefits, Morrison (2004) states that “TRA helps find homes for children who would otherwise be denied the benefits of a permanent and healthy home, either for a significant period of time or, often, forever” (p. 187), in this sense, waiting for adoptive parents of a certain race, ethnicity or religious background to come to adopt children jeopardizes their opportunities to be adopted, therefore causing millions of children around the world to remain without homes and in that way going against their best interest that in this case is providing them with a loving , caring and supporting family. Another benefit of TRA is as stated by Bartholet (1991) TRA children have a “healthier acceptance of the fact that their family is in various other ways not the same as a biological family” (p. 1180). Moreover, children who are adopted into diverse families find it easier to accept and speak about being adopted, thus leading to the creation of stronger bonds and communication among families, increasing their stability, acceptance, trust and understanding, which is ultimately the goal in adoptive…show more content…
I completely agree with adoption, but in this case I think it is important that parents/adults who wish to adopt a child with a different ethnicity, race, or religious background than their own prepare themselves for the many challenges they are going to face, and to do research about their child ethic-racial background so that they can be in touch with who they are and finally to be ready for the many challenges they may face. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Morrison, A. (2004). Transracial adoption: The pros and cons and the parents' perspective. Harv. BlackLetter LJ, 20, 167. 2. Bartholet, E. (1991). Where do black children belong? The politics of race matching in adoption. University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 139(5), 1163-1256. 3. Smith, S., McRoy, R., Freundlich, M., & Kroll, J. (2008). Finding families for African American children: The role of race and law in adoption from foster care. Retrieved November 6, 2017. 4. Herman, E. (2003). The Adoption History Project: A new on-line resource. History of psychology, 6(4),
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