transracial

adjective
trans·​ra·​cial | \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce transracial (audio) , (ˌ)tranz- \

Definition of transracial

: involving, encompassing, or extending across two or more races (see race entry 1 sense 1a) transracial adoption

Examples of transracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The growth in transracial adoptions from foster care in recent years has far outpaced the growth in same-race adoptions, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 At times scathing and hilarious, the rollicking tale considers the thorny themes of assimilation, identity, pride, filial piety, transracial adoption, and interracial relationships. Chloe Schama, Vogue, 20 Dec. 2021 Advocates were also pushing for kinship care as an antidote to transracial adoptions, after agencies had moved a disproportionate number of Black children into the homes of white foster families. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 Advocates were also pushing for kinship care as an antidote to transracial adoptions, after agencies had moved a disproportionate number of Black children into the homes of white foster families. Elinor Carucci, ProPublica, 1 Dec. 2021 The film also draws out themes, well documented in research on transracial adoption, about the complexities of navigating an Asian American identity. Tara Adhikari, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Oct. 2021 So how could parents embarking on a transracial adoption prepare themselves better to raise their children to feel seen, and prepared for the world? Susan Young, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2021 There are plenty of other conflicts to mine in this setting: the friction between older and younger feminists, transracial adoption, watching Bob Balaban toss a hat. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 20 Aug. 2021 Transnational or transracial adoptees means people adopted by families of a different national or racial identity than their own. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 1 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of transracial

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Transracial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transracial. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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