I am a Black woman and I want to adopt?
Question by lgdubya: I am a Black woman and I want to adopt?
I would really like to adopt (in the not so near future) a Caucasian child, an Asian and an African child. Money is no factor.
However, I was reading this article: http://www.newsweek.com/id/194886 and it pointed out some concerns which I already fathomed would happen and what friends and family have told me.
Why is it okay or more acceptable for a White family to adopt a Black (or Asian) child and it is looked upon as “Oh they are giving the little Black (or Asian) baby a better chance.”? Whereas if a Black family adopts a White (or Asian) child, it is looked upon as “I wonder if they kidnapped that child.”?
Is there anyone who has different race parents or has adopted a child of a different race? What has your experience been with strangers?
I have already pictured in my mind what I want my family to look like. I want an multi racial and diverse family and don’t see why I can only have one choice of a Black child. If I have my own child, they will be Black. I can’t possibly have an Asian or White child. Even if they are biracial, they are still considered Black in this American society.
Similar to people choosing if they want a little girl or boy, I want an Asian (girl) and White (boy) child.
Happy to be: You totally proved my point! Thank you!
Did any of you notice that none of the answerers have a problem with me adopting an African child? But some clearly have a problem with me adopting an Asian or White child. Just thought I’d point that out.
Just like an adopter would want to adopt a little girl because that’s what they have pictured in their mind, why would it be wrong if an adopter has a specific race in mind?
Thanks for the answers and your opinions, whether negative or positive. This question was really to get feedback from individuals who possibly were adopted into a different race family or vice versa. As I wanted to hear what others have experienced.
I’m obviously not ready to adopt as I’ve stated in the question that I want to adopt in the not so near future. And, of course, there’s so much more research that I intend to do before adoption.
But how can I learn when no one is willing to teach?
Because I’m not adopting the race that society tells me to adopt.
In the end though, I am very sure life (and God) will have me meet someone who’s able and willing to help me and explain to me the negatives and positives of my future family.
Answer by Spotty-Dotty
It’s nobody else’s business.
But if you’re truly interested in adoption then you shouldn’t be fussy on the race of your child.
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