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A Transracially Adopted Child's Bill of Rights

Every child is entitled to love and full membership in her family.

Every child is entitled to have his heritage embraced and valued.

Every child is entitled to parents who are not adopting to save the world.

Every child is entitled to parents who know she will experience life differently than they do.

Every child is entitled to parents who know that transracial adoption changes the family forever.

Every child is entitled to parents who know if they are white, they benefit from racism.

Every child is entitled to ongoing opportunities to connect with people of his or her race.


Adapted from Liza Steinberg Triggs from "A Bill of Rights for Mixed Folks," by Marilyn Drame and reprinted from An Insider’s Guide to Transracial Adoption and Below the Surface, by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall of Pact, An Adoption Alliance at www.pactadopt.org.

 


North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848
e-mail: info@nacac.org
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