This page will provide you with some information about a trans-racial or trans-cultural child adoption placement.
Trans-racial and Trans-cultural Adoptions
Adopting trans-racially or trans-culturally means you will be adopting a child that is of a race or ethnic group that is different than yours. Transracial and transcultural child adoption has been going on for many years and so has the controversy surrounding these child adoptions. Some adoption professionals and professional groups are opposed to such child adoptions and believe they are not in the child's best interest. However, the number and frequency of such placements has continued to grow and now many countries and U.S. domestic child adoption agencies are open to, and accepting of, transracial and transcultural adoption.
If you are thinking of a transcultural or transracial adoption, please visit Transracial
Adoption for more information. has completed many trans-racial and trans-cultural adoptions and continues to do such placements. You may also find the Child Welfare
Information Gateway article Trans-racial and Trans-cultural Adoptions helpful.
Foster care adoption is also another route to consider for a transcultural or transracial adoption. We suggest you contact your state child welfare agency, your state Adoption Specialist, and your state's Adoption Exchange and Photo listing website for help.
For a list of adoption agencies in your state and neighboring states visit the links Domestic Adoption Agencies.
For additional information visit the link regarding transracial adoption. Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist adoptive parents like you as well as pregnant women and birth parents.