A child of mixed race; usually refers to a child born to a black parent and a white parent.
Some agencies place biracial children with white families, while others are opposed to such placements believing biracial children should be placed with black families. The presumption is that society identifies biracial children as black. (See also TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION.)
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