The Pros And Cons Of Transracial Adoption

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Transracial adoption is usually viewed by most as an appealing process. People who have adopted a child of another race or been adopted by parents of another race usually are grateful of the adoption and consider themselves truly fortunate. On the other hand, others believe transracial adoptions are harmful to not only the adoptee, but to the community the adoptee would be raised in.
Transracial adoption has a lengthy history of controversies. Transracial adoption wasn’t always legal, and in the beginning of 1968, the government passed a law that allowed permitted families to adopt outside their race ("Family Law."). Almost instantly people objected to this law, and a black nationalist group known as National Association of Black Social Workers
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To sound like a complete cliche, no one should oppose transracial adoption because love sees no color. Back to statistics. Most families that adopt transracially are aware of the cultural obstacles the adoptee will face, therefore the families are not shy to interpret aspect of the adoptees native culture into their daily lives ("adoption."). Thing like native meals, clothing, books and media are common practices in a transracial home.
Sadly, the opposing side believe that there are drawbacks to transracial adoptions. One very obvious contradiction to made in this paper is that the adopted child will not learn of their culture or even embrace cultural diversity. As the paper has already explained, children that are adopted are most certainly exposed to their native culture ("adoption."). The statement that adoptees aren’t able to understand cultural diversity is unbelievable. Even children that are born into their natural families are able to understand cultural diversity from media, books, and people of different
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This is a flawed view because families that adopt transracially are clearly aware that they are adopting transracially and want to adopt a child of a different race. Most families adopt out of joy and want a child in their life, and try their hardest to give the child happiness, which doesn’t include treating the child as if your race is superior. These people also argue the adoptee will naturally feel inferior because they may aren’t the same race as the family and community ("adoption."). Once again this statement is flawed because the family adopted the child for a beneficial reason and communities are usually united and supportive of the member of that community, no matter the race.
Overall, transracial adoption benefits outweigh the negative view by far. Children, regardless of race, that or in the foster care need permanent homes for positive psychological growth, healthy self-esteem levels, supportive families, and most importantly acceptance and
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