4 Benefits to Choosing an Open Adoption in a Transracial Adoption

4 Benefits to Choosing an Open Adoption in a Transracial Adoption

4 Benefits to Choosing an Open Adoption in a Transracial Adoption

As a birth mother, during the adoption process, you can choose the type of adoption and the adoptive family you want. These choices are both important and exciting. Sometimes, it may so happen that the adoptive family you choose has the attributes you want, but are not the same race as you. This may be interesting and fun to explore for you as you get to know them. Your children may not look like their adoptive family, but you choose them for a reason, and he or she will learn this as they grow up. 

Adoption Choices of Las Vegas will guide you through the whole adoption process. You will be able to explore all of the benefits of both an open and transracial adoption with your provided caseworker. You have full control of your adoption process and the adoptive family your baby becomes a part of. 

If you’re wondering about some of the other benefits to choosing an open adoption in a transracial adoption, we’ve compiled this resource to help you.

  1. Exposure to Multiple Cultures 

Having exposure to other cultures and traditions can  benefit you, your child and your adoptive parents in many ways. For instance, with your child, he or she will not only learn about the culture of their adoptive parents, but also their birth heritage.  They will grow up with multiple viewpoints, and understand the importance of individuality. Additionally, your child will learn how to be tolerant. open-minded and respectful of those around them who are different. 

The ability to adapt to the people around them will help them be confident. Your child can be more sociable and less nervous because they have been exposed to all different types of people. 

  1. You can Still be Their Role Model

Everyone needs a role model, and being surrounded by people who look different than you may be confusing at times. Being a role model for your baby is one benefit of choosing an open adoption in a transracial adoption. Your baby may want someone to relate to when it comes to looks. Sometimes, different races have different cosmetic needs, such as hair or skin care. Through your open adoption agreement, you’ll be  able to teach your baby how to accept their differences and love themselves more fully.

With this understanding, your child can be confident in their environment and in who they are. Having your voice and reassurance in the back of their head will ensure they are always comfortable in the environment they are growing up in.

  1. Better Sense of Self at a Young Age 

While every adoptee is different, some may face struggles with self-identity at a young age. This can be particularly challenging in a transracial adoption. But with you and their adoptive parent’s guidance, he or she will have a healthier sense of identity later on. Having you along with their adoptive family to support them will ensure a solid foundation. They will always feel understood, loved and supported. When you choose an adoptive family for your child, be sure to talk about how they will build your child’s confidence. Ask the adoptive parents if they live in a diverse neighborhood and about their friend circle. Diversity can go a long way in helping your child establish a strong sense of self early on in their life.

  1. Outlet to Educate Others 

Another wonderful benefit of choosing an open adoption in a transracial adoption is the outlet it will give you to share your adoption story with others. Not only will you have an opportunity to educate friends and family about adoption itself, but you will be able to show them that families aren’t solely based on DNA. That families can come in all shapes and sizes, and from different races, cultures and ethnicities. 

Many of your friends and family may not understand your choice at first. They even have voice strong opinions. That’s okay and to be expected. The more you share with them, the more they will learn and be able to see how happy you are. Your acceptance and selflessness could inspire them — as well as others — to look at transracial adoption in a more positive light.

Choosing an Open Adoption in a Transracial Adoption

By selecting an open adoption agreement with a transracial adoption, you are giving yourself an amazing opportunity. You can help yourself, your baby and your adoptive parents become a beautiful, blended family. You and the adoptive parents can teach each other about where you come from, and share it with your birth child as he or she grows up. In addition, you can talk about how to implement each other’s cultures into your lives to celebrate and show mutual respect. Not only will this benefit your birth child, but it will benefit you and the adoptive parents in many ways.

If you are interested in learning more about transracial adoption, or what an open adoption in a transracial adoption could look like for you, Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to help. We will guide you through the adoption process and give you as much information as you need. Choosing an adoptive family who does not look like you may not be something you first thought of, but it has proven to be very beneficial to all members of the adoption triad.

Adoption Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673

Meet the Author: Cynthia Knott is pursuing her English major and Educational Studies minor at Siena College. As President of Siena’s Best Buddies club and secretary during sophomore year, she was always writing and editing emails or flyers. She not only loves reading, but also enjoys researching any topic that intrigues her. Ever since she was 12 years old, Cynthia would watch every documentary on YouTube and then excitedly summarize each one for her family. 

Along with various volunteer work at soup kitchens and schools, Cynthia has worked as a telephone marketer and childcare employee. She is grateful to these experiences, as they have allowed her to meet all types of people and developed her communication skills through them. This, in turn, has enhanced her writing skills.