Birth Mother Blog

Should I Choose a Transracial Adoption for My Child? 

Adoption is a choice that is often associated with people who are affluent because people often think that a birth mother can only choose adoption if they can afford it. Adoption Choices of Missouri is a local adoption agency that can help provide resources for you as an expecting birth mother so that adoption can be an option. You may have thought that it was an option for other people but never for you. At Adoption Choices of Missouri, we want to help women like you who may have considered adoption but have never thought it was a possibility for them. If the adoption process is right for you, you’ll be able to create an adoption plan and choose a family for your child to live with. This can be a great opportunity to explore the many different possibilities, such as choosing a transracial adoption for your child. Whatever you choose for your child will be the best choice for your child, and you can find reassurance in the fact that there are adoption specialist who will help guide your choices.

For help with adoption, you can contact our adoption by calling or texting 816-527-9800.

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

If you live in Missouri and find yourself experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you may wonder what your options are for handling your pregnancy. The first option is to raise the child as your own. If you are married or single, this is an option that will give you the strongest connection to your child because you will become their primary caregiver. However, this option can be difficult to choose because you may not be ready to become a mother yet, or you may not even want to be a mother. As such, the next two options are other ways to handle your pregnancy if you know you cannot care for your child. 

The other option to handle your unplanned pregnancy is to terminate your pregnancy. This is an option for many women who understand that they may not be able to take care of their baby. However, the accessibility of this option varies state by state, and the laws surrounding the termination of pregnancy are constantly changing. If you are seriously considering terminating your pregnancy, you should consult your legal advisor to see if this is a possibility.

The last option in how you can deal with your pregnancy is through adoption. This is a great way for you to maintain a connection with your child (if you wish) while providing a waiting family with the chance to start a family. You will also never be alone throughout the adoption process because our trained adoption specialists will be there to guide you through all the steps so that you can focus on making the best decisions for your child. 

What is a Transracial Adoption?

One of the many aspects of the adoption process that you have complete control over is who will get to raise your child. You will have the chance to look at all the waiting families’ profiles available in Missouri. You’ll be able to see everything about them, from their religion to the number of children they already have. One important detail you’ll also be able to see is their race. 

One of the many questions that arise during this process of looking through waiting families’ profiles is whether or not you should choose a family that is a different race from you. Transracial adoption is generally defined as a child being adopted into a family of a different race. While it may seem intimidating to place your child for adoption with people who are not similar to you, you can be reassured to know that all of the waiting families are aware of the possibility of adopting a child of a different race from them. As such, whatever family you choose for your child will be a safe and loving one. 

How Should I Choose the Parents for My Child?

Once you have familiarized yourself with all the possibilities that can happen in your adoption journey, you may be wondering what the best way to choose the parents for your child is. It can be overwhelming, but you can focus on one aspect at a time. 

You will get the chance to meet with the adoptive family you choose. Once you meet them, you can better understand who they are as people. For example, you should prioritize if the family respects your wishes because that can be an indicator of whether or not they are considerate. Meeting the adoptive family will also give you a better idea if they are excited to grow their family through adoption. This may be an indicator of how ready they are. 

Overall though, the best way to choose the parents for your child is through you. You understand yourself the best, and you’ll be able to make the best decision for your child because you won’t have to make the decision alone. Your adoption specialist will be able to help guide you, and if you wish to meet the adoptive family, you’ll be even more prepared to choose the right one for your baby. 

What’s important to remember is that you do not have to go through the process alone. For help with adoption and pregnancy in Missouri, contact Adoption Choices of Missouri by calling or texting 816-527-9800 or filling out the online contact form

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll-free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 816-527-9800

Victoria CMeet the author: Victoria Chan is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.