Transracial Adoption in Arizona

Transracial Adoption in Arizona


Can transracial or mixed race or cross-cultural couples adopt? Absolutely! Today’s families are more diverse than ever, especially in the world of adoption; transracial, multi-cultural, same-sex and single parent families are all often created through adoption.

Transracial adoption (also known as: interracial, cross-cultural, or mixed race adoption) refers to the adoption of a child that is of a different race than that of the adoptive parents.

Some adoptive families may wish to adopt a child of the same racial background as themselves, while others choose to diversify their family by adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity such as african-american, hispanic, asian, or native american. Some birth parents may wish for their child to be adopted by a family of the same racial background while other birth parents do not care or choose diversity.

Transracial adoption is becoming increasingly common and socially accepted in America.

Adoption is a delicate and difficult opportunity to match two parties: the adoptive parents and the birth mother. The ultimate goal is to create a “forever family” while relieving a woman facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Among many questions when pursuing adoption is,


“Can I adopt a child from another race, nationality, or culture?” and/or “Can someone of another race, nationality, or culture adopt my baby?”


And the answer is YES! A transracial adoption is defined as a child of one race being adopted by a parent of another race. In practical terms, it could be a white family adopting a black child or a Latino family adopting a Native American child or an African-American single mom (or dad) adopting a white child.

Adoption Choices of Arizona supports transracial adoption and works with waiting families, children, and expectant mothers of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
For more information on our adoption services, contact us at 888-422-9912 or click here to email us.



If the Department of Child Protective Services is involved in your life, private adoption (where you choose the adoptive parents), is still an option for you. Do not hesitate to call. There is only a small window of time that you have to make an adoption plan and the baby can be released from the hospital directly to the adoptive family.

We will come to your hospital room or wherever you want to meet and walk you through the process of making a life long plan for your baby.

Learn About Adoption

No one knew I was pregnant. My plan was to have the baby and use Safe Haven at the hospital. When the hospital social worker told me CPS was Safe Haven or I could pick my own family through an adoption agency – I did not want my baby in a foster home so I called Adoption Choices. They were in my room in less than an hour, helped me with the paperwork and my discharge. I did this in the best interest of my baby. Sometimes I’m sad… but I know my baby is happy and in a wonderful home.


Adoption Process

5 Steps For Birth Parents

Step 1 - Contact Adoption Choice of Arizona

Step 1

Call Us

Give us a call, any time. We are here to answer your questions and to help you look at your options. Gaining understanding and knowledge will often ease your stress and fe

Support for unexpected pregnancy

Step 2

Meet With A Counselor

One of our professional, compassionate counselors will come to you providing you all the information, paperwork, answers, and guidance to start your adoption journey.

Find family for baby in Arizona

Step 3

Select A Family

Your counselor will bring you family profiles to choose from. Don’t feel you have the right family? We’ll get you more profiles! You get to choose your family and the level of openness you wish to have.

Adoption is a choice

Step 4

Place Baby with The Family

We will be with you and advocate for you at the hospital. The baby will leave with the adoptive family while we prepare consents.

post placement support for birth mothers

Step 5

Access Post Placement Support

We will ensure you have a healthy recovery and a plan of action. Our counselors will remain available for you during this time.