5 Things Not to Say to Mothers of Transracial Adoption

The things people say are often cringe worthy. I often wonder if they always say things without thinking how it will make others feel or if if they just have word vomit and cringe as it comes out of their own mouths too? Transracial families seems to really get the brunt of a lot of these comments. Here is a gentle educational slideshow that will help you share with others the things not to say to transracial adoptive families.

Somethings are just better left unsaid to families of transracial adoption.

Have you been the recipient of a rude comment or been out in public and heard someone make a rude comment to an interracial family? Most of the time, they are not intentionally being rude, they are just not informed. As an adoptive mom, I’ve been on the receiving end of some of these awkward questions and statements, and I’m here to tell you, if you don’t want to offend, it’s better to avoid saying these things to families of transracial adoption.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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