Transracial Adoption: A Basic Guide is a helpful book about the joys and struggles on transracial adoption. Transracial Adoption is defined as an adoption involving a child of a different race than that of the parents. Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the mother of sixteen children. She has the experience of adopting from the U.S. and from international countries. Her family includes 5 biological children and 12 adopted children from the U.S. foster system as well as other countries of different races in a rainbow of colors. Her experience with her own transracial family provides a wealth of information to others considering transracial adoption. She uses research along with her own family experiences. There are books in the Hood Adoption Guide Book Series that provide helpful information.