Assisting Families
For More Than 30 Years

Our Practice Is Limited to Adoption & Children’s Law

Adopting Minority Children

The decision to adopt transracially — outside of your own ethnicity — brings with it many unique considerations not generally associated with same-race adoptions. Couples must be aware of their own feelings about transracial or minority adoptions and be prepared to answer future race-related questions from the adopted child.

For more than 30 years, attorney Raymond Godwin and his staff have been finding adoptive parents for minority or biracial children. As an adoptive father, Ray has a unique perspective that will help guide you through every step of the adoption journey and help you consider the tough questions often related to a transracial adoption.

How We Facilitate The Process

We work hard to coordinate the adoption of minority children. Our work is made somewhat easier by the fact that minority children traditionally outnumber the total number of families seeking to adopt them.

Typically, the majority of children within our state’s and country’s foster care adoption systems are African American. There is also a growing population of Hispanic children in the foster care system; our law firm is proficient in coordinating Hispanic adoptions, working with Spanish interpreters when they are needed to translate for either birth parents or adoptive parents, and we are sensitive to the unique needs presented by interracial and intercultural adoptions.

We have seen minority children placed in adoptive homes more quickly than other children. Whatever your adoption situation, we do our best to provide you with the latest information on the subject and refer you to additional resources that will support your decision to adopt and raise a child with a different ethnicity or culture than your own.

Helping You With All Your Adoption Considerations

We understand how overwhelming and challenging the adoption process can be. The many variables surrounding each unique adoption situation can be difficult to sort through. Having completed more than 2,500 adoptions, attorney Ray Godwin can help you move forward with your decision to adopt transracially.

We invite you to see how our professional and personal experience can help you build your family through a minority or transracial adoption. To learn more, call our Greenville office at 864-241-2883, or arrange online to meet with us.