Transracial Adoption Law and Legal Definition

Transracial adoption refers to the process of placing a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of another race or ethnic group.

In the U.S., transracial adoption is the placement of children of color or children from another country with Caucasian adoptive parents. A transracial adoption is also transcultural, with the adopted child coming from a different country or culture as well as a different racial background.