Multiracial LGBTQ-Parent Families

Multiracial families are increasingly common in the United States. In the context of heterosexual-parent families, the term multiracial families often refers to interracial couples and their multiracial children, or to transracial adoptive families. For most LGBTQ couples, neither parent is biologically related to the child, as is the case with adoption, or only one parent is biologically related to the child (through donor insemination or surrogacy, or from a previous heterosexual relationship). LGBTQ-parent families are diverse in both family structure and racial identification, and their child’s racial identity might not be a product of their own racial identities. In this entry, the term multiracial LGBTQ-parent families refers to families in which LGBTQ parents have children with different racial identities from at least one parent. ...

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