Multiracial Adoptions / Transracial Unicorns
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In this episode we talk about adoption, specifically interracial/transracial adoption and what parallels we see for people of mixed race.

Today we really go out of our comfort zone as we discuss transracial adoption. In this episode we focus mainly on domestic adoption and it’s impact on racial identity.

Our initial interest stemmed from the parallels we saw between those adoptive by parents outside of their race and people who are mixed. We were also inspired by Angela Tucker (a WOC adopted by white parents) and her documentary (and web series). In these we saw an overlap of the feeling of tokenism, code switching, and struggles with identity.

We transition into asking the question; is adopting outside your own race promote “racial genocide”? We briefly talk about the history of adoption in America and how that affects some the views of adopting outside of your own race.

As we wrap up we ask the question, is transracial adoption on “The White List”? Why does it seem that POC who adopt do not get the same exposure?

In our next segment of Getting Mad at The Internet we discuss Fitbit. Has Fitbit been lying to us???

As always we end in our Happy Place, this week involves climbing mountains and fashion statements?? Listen and find out.

We would love to hear about YOUR experience with transracial adoption!! Our contact information is down below. We, the Unicorns know we are far from being experts on this topic but by opening up this conversation we hope to open up a dialogue, gain understanding, and give exposure to those who are part of the transracial adoption community.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

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