Complications of Race Culture or Ethnicity

Many prospective adoptive parents want to bring a child into their family who looks like them, while others are open to creating a multiracial, multiethnic or multicultural family. Many issues come with adopting a child of a different race, culture, or ethnicity.

When you adopt internationally, if your physical features match your new child's, the adjustment should be relatively easy. However, when parents who adopt internationally bring children into their families who look entirely different than they do, in skin color, eye color, hair texture, etc., they may face many challenges.

Often, when parents adopt a child who does not look like them, the thought that they will never have biological children of their own really hits home.