I was just wondering what's everyone's opinion on Interracial Adoption? It seems to be a pretty passionate topic for some people. The reason I am asking is because Adam and I will be taking classes here in the next couple months to be certified in Foster Care and getting setup for Adoption as well. Pretty much when it comes to foster care it's going to be more of a Foster-to-Adopt program. Now chances are the child we foster/adopt will be of a different racial background than my own; primarily African American.
I know some people believe a child should only be adopted by those of the same race because of "Heritage" reasons. I guess I view this in a couple different ways.
In most cases, we are all Americans and our heritage in this country runs deep. So in most cases, though our skin color might be different, our heritage is very similar.
Is it really worth keeping a child locked into the system because of something as minor as race? What a child needs more than anything is love and stability, not to be moved from foster home to foster home until they are the age of 18.
Sadly this happened to my sister and her wife a couple months ago. There was a new born baby (2 days old) and the mother didn't want anything to do with it and give it to the foster care system. My sister and her wife were to receive the baby but in the end were denied because the baby is Native American and we don't have our Genealogy to prove we are ¼ Native American. So the poor little baby girl was throw into the system instead of giving a loving home simply because of the race.
So I have been thinking a lot lately what other people think about this topic as well, it's something I think about a lot because chances are when I adopt my child will be of a different race than myself. I personally don't care about that, but I know some people are still very passionate about this topic.
So discuss away!
(And please lets try and leave the whole gay adoption out of this topic please.. we have beat the homosexual topics to death recently)