Choosing A Multiracial Adoptive Family in Colorado

By Anabel Sierra

When we imagine a family, the image of smiling faces with various personalities and cultures comes to mind. The smell of all kinds of foods blending into one home as soon as you open the door comes to mind. Along with the different customs and traditions no matter how “small” they may seem to others. In Colorado, our state is a beautiful melting pot of cultures and we want every family to feel unique. Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you make sure that your newborn can grow up in a unique family.

Benefits of Choosing A Multicultural/Multiracial Adoptive Family 

As a birth parent who is considering adoption, you may want to know what adoption options are available to you. While the options are almost endless, we want to focus on a specific one: choosing a multicultural family. We have gathered just a few benefits of choosing a multicultural family below: 

  • Diversity– by choosing a multicultural family, you are giving your baby an opportunity to have more diversity in their life. By being a part of two or more cultures, they can develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others. 
  • Preventing intolerance and bigotry– your child being a part of a family that differs culturally from them can help with this. This early exposure to another culture promotes awareness instead of being closed off as they grow older. 
  • Community connections– as your child grows in a culturally diverse community, they will be able to discover people and places that may go unnoticed. For example, instead of attending the religion that you subscribe to, they may be able to go to other religious institutes. Or, they could discover foods that are different from American comfort food such as burgers, fries, and pizza. 
  • Helps adoptive families learn– Not only will your child learn about another culture, but so will the adoptive family! A multicultural adoption can be beneficial to everyone involved by allowing your child to share their culture with others. 

Potential Concerns With Choosing An Adoptive Family From A Different Culture

As there are some benefits to choosing a culturally different family, we understand there are some concerns about this as well. We want to address those concerns before you go through the adoption process so that you don’t feel alone. Here are some concerns that other birth parents have had with multicultural adoptions: 

  • Loss of culture is a common concern with birth parents choosing a culturally different family. While they may be exposed to another culture, they could also lose touch with their own. 
  • The Risk of bullying is also a reason for concern. As we all know, children love to speak their minds and rarely have a filter. Because of this, your child could be exposed to comments about how they look “different” from their adoptive family. 
  • Struggles with family acceptance are another potential concern with this option of adoption. While the adoptive parents we have are fully accepting of having a child that is culturally different, what about their families? 

As an agency, we wish to put all of your concerns at ease while putting your child up for adoption. We understand that this process can be challenging for you as a birth parent. That is why we have multiple resources to help ease these concerns. 

Resources For Birth Parents 

Adoption Colorado Springs has various resources that birth parents can choose from as a part of their adoption plan. You could choose one-on-one therapy sessions with a licensed professional, support groups, or both. We recognize that giving your baby up for adoption is not an easy task and comes with difficult emotions. We want to assure you that you are not a “bad” parent and you are not “giving up”. By choosing adoption, you are extremely brave and selfless because you are giving your baby a better environment. 

By joining a support group, you will find that you are not the only one with concerns regarding multicultural adoption. In these support groups, you will be able to connect with birth parents who have chosen or are considering this route. We also want to stress that emotional support as a part of your adoption plan can go on well after your placement. There is no timeline on when you will heal, so you may come to us for as long as you need. 

Our Adoption Agency Is Here For You

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, that is okay. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help guide you with our experienced adoption specialist. If you wish to learn more about your options, you can give us a call or visit one of our locations today.

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