Multiracial families are a growing demographic in American society. These are families where the biological parents come from different racial or ethnic groups. Multiracial children also include adopted children whose biological parents are from two or more races. Some of these families are single-parent families and some grandparents are raising multiracial grandchildren. According to a Pew Research Center study, about 15% of new marriages in the United States in 2010 were between spouses of a different race, more than double that in 1980 (6.7%). Moreover, 35% of Americans claim a member of their immediate family or close relative is currently married to someone of a different race.

Multiracial children are enrolled in early childhood programs throughout the United States. For a variety of reasons, including societal ...

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