Advantages of Choosing A Multiracial Adoption
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma offers a variety of adoptions that fit the needs of every individual. Ranging from open adoption, closed adoption, transracial adoption, LGBTQ+ adoption, and single-parent adoption, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma knows that everyone is looking for something different in their adoption journey. Transracial adoption is one of the many options that offer many benefits for the birth mother, child, and adoptive family. While the thought of a transracial adoption can seem overwhelming, challenging, or even scary for couples who want to go about it the correct way, here are three major advantages of choosing a multiracial adoption.
Exploring the Diversity a Transraicla Adoption Has to Offer
Adopting a child of a different racial or cultural background allows your family to open up your family to diversity, become a part of a new community, and open up your family to opportunities and experiences that come with raising a child who comes from a different background. While this may come with some not so easy discussions and having to constantly learn with patience the differences your child may face throughout their life, the reward of teaching a child to embrace their diversity and accepting their differences will not only help their self-esteem and development but will bond your family closer.
New Traditions To Share With The Adoptive Family
Opening your home to cultural traditions and experiences is another rewarding aspect of a multiracial home. Sure, it will take some time to properly educate yourself on other cultures’ traditions and how to celebrate them in an appropriate way that honors them, but it’s important to teach your child to acknowledge and celebrate where they come from. You can do this in big ways, such as celebrating holidays or supporting social justice movements and even in small ways such as books, TV shows, movies, and positive influences that make your home a more diverse and welcoming environment. For example, suppose you are in an open adoption setting. In that case, you can communicate with the birth mother to learn more about the child’s race culture and begin educating yourself before the baby arrives and is placed into your family.
Break The Stigma Behind a Multiracial Adoption
There are very few societal or media representations of multiracial families. A common misconception about adoption in OK is that couples try to be placed with a child that “looks like their biological child.” Breaking the stigma that there needs to be an “ideal family” or that families don’t work when cultures are blended a great way to emphasize the importance of diversity within adoption and the benefits of a multiracial household. Talking with your friends and family about making your family multiracial and joining support groups and communities that can help educate and celebrate diversity are the best beginning steps to a multiracial adoption journey. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma’s website offers representatives who are ready to connect with counselors and adoptive families who have gone through similar experiences and can help. You can also check out the informational tabs on how to start the conversation about making your home diverse.
As for birth mothers who are considering placing their child with a family of another race or cultural background, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma knows this can be a personal and overwhelming decision. It can be scary to think that your child will not be taught about their background and made to fit into the mold of another race. It can also be hard to know that they may have different experiences in life than the family they are placed with, who will not understand societal pressures and struggles they will face themselves. The best thing to do is reach out and get in contact with our representatives who can walk you through the process and match you with a family that is open and ready to take on the responsibility of raising a child of another race and who are able to acknowledge, learn, embrace, and celebrate the child’s differences.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process. Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-201-6643 | Email
Meet the Author: Allie Nowak is in her senior year of undergrad at Illinois State University studying public relations, with a minor in health & wellness coaching. She is extremely passionate about writing, digital content creating, and all things related to lifestyle & wellness. In her free time, she enjoys serving as editor-in-chief and publishing articles for her university’s chapter of Her Campus, the nation’s largest media platform for college women. You can also find her spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, and walking her two golden doodles. She currently lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where she was born and raised.