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lifeisabeachedwhale · 01/07/2022 23:19

My husband and I are white.

Our adopted daughters are black.

A social worker wrote a report describing our family set up. She referred to us as one of the following (I'm not going to say which as I don't want to influence responses):

Multicultural family
Multiracial family
Mixed race family?!!
Bi-racial family
Interracial family

Which do you feel is correct, or should it be something else?

Thanks

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TokenGinger · 01/07/2022 23:30

The only one that is incorrect is mixed race, as none of you are mixed race.

Multicultural refers to multiple cultures or ethnic groups, so could be correct.

Multiracial refers to people of different races.

Bi-racial refers to something involving two races.

Interracial again refers to something involving two races.

Were you offended by the social worker's terminology?

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lifecanbehardattimes · 02/07/2022 01:15

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Starseeking · 02/07/2022 14:14

I'd agree with what token ginger said. How did they describe you, and how did it make you feel?

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Orchidflower1 · 03/07/2022 14:56

I agree with @TokenGinger - with the exception of MR. Any and all would fit. The main thing is how you as a family identify.
Also are the girls old enough to have an opinion?

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VladmirsPoutine · 08/07/2022 14:42

The one's I'd say are correct are:

Multicultural family
Multiracial family
Interracial family

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CheeseandWhine22 · 09/07/2022 13:25

Rather than worrying which response a stranger has decided to categorise your family, I really hope you are immersing your child in her given culture. I say this as someone who was adopted by white parents...

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TokenGinger · 09/07/2022 13:36

CheeseandWhine22 · 09/07/2022 13:25

Rather than worrying which response a stranger has decided to categorise your family, I really hope you are immersing your child in her given culture. I say this as someone who was adopted by white parents...

Exactly this. It's so important for the children.

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CheeseandWhine22 · 09/07/2022 17:24

TokenGinger, it absolutely is! And it should never be forgotten that the adopted parents chose to have child/ten of a different culture, not the other way around..

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