What Is a Transracial Adoption?
If you are considering adoption and looking into adopting a child while doing some of your own research, you might come across transracial adoption. Transracial adoption, also known as Interracial and Multiracial adoption, is an adoption where an adoptive family adopts a child of different racial ethnicity. It is also when a birth mother places their child with an adoptive family of different racial ethnicity. If you are a birth mother looking to putting your child up for adoption, not to worry, Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to help.
What the Adoption Process is like for Transracial Adoptions in Kansas
Now heading into the adoption process, you might have some questions about the process itself. For instance, you might wonder if the adoption process is the same for transracial adoptions as for any other adoption. Here at Adoption Choices of Kansas, we understand that this question can be in the back of your mind, but there is no need to worry. It does not matter what your and your child’s race is. You will go through the same process as all the other birth mothers that we have helped, and you will also have the same support and guidance. Adoption in Kansas is open to everyone, and we will do our best to provide you with the best adoption experience we can.
What does the Adoption Process Look Like
Adoption Choices of Kansas is a fully functioning local adoption agency, so when you work with us, you are the one in control of your adoption plan. What we mean by this is that you will be able to create your adoption plan to how you see fit and what you think is the best for both you and your child.
When creating your adoption plan, you will get to have the final say on everything and what your adoption plan looks like. For instance, you will get to decide on what type of adoption you want to have. You will be able to pick from open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption now, just because you start with one kind of adoption does not mean that it is final. This is your adoption plan, so if you wish to change what kind of adoption you have, all you have to do is let your adoption specialist know, and they will provide you with what you need to make the change. Another aspect that you will get to decide on is how much and what kind of communication you have with the adoptive family and your child. Now, this does relate to what kind of adoption you have. For example, say you have a semi-open adoption. Then in terms of communication with the adoptive family, you will be able to have monthly check-ins or weekly check-ins possibly. You can have these check-ins over email, the phone, and in-person, depending on your decision.
Another step you get to decide on when creating your adoption plan is you get to pick what adoptive family you want to place your child with. For this part of the Kansas adoption process, your adoption caseworker will provide you with profiles and information on adoptive families we have on our waiting list. You will be able to look through their profiles and decide what family you think would be the best fit for your child. If you do not find a family from the profiles provided for you, you simply have to ask your adoption specialist to see more profiles that they will provide for you.
Adoption in Kansas is nothing to be afraid of
Here at Adoption Choices of Kansas, we know that heading into the adoption process can be scary and overwhelming, especially a transracial adoption. When you work with us here, we will ensure that you will have the same assistance and support as any other birth mother we work with. Our doors are open, and you will not be turned away. We hope that you contact us if you are considering going into the adoption process here in Kansas. We are ready to help you along your Wichita adoption journey and make sure that you have a wonderful adoption experience.
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