My husband and I have been trying to adopt for awhile and now we have had some luck and have a very very good chance of bringing home a baby from Africa ( Ethiopia ) ... Now the baby will be black, we are white, we also have a daughter who is white. We live in a small country town, and basically our baby will be the only full-black person ( there are 2 other kids but they have a white mother/black father) ...We also have a few ignorant members of our family that make race jokes ( but we really only see them on certain holidays) ....
Anyways alot of people who know we are planning on adopting her, say it is cruel of us to bring to her a place like this, where so many wont be tolerant of her, etc. The way we see it is that we already love her, we want her with us, and she is still a baby by the time she starts school there could be more kids like her & more people will love and except her!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Just for Fun
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
i do think it's something you will have to take into account before you adopt her. she will feel very lonely being the only black girl.... and i'm assuming she is dark-skinned to boot (although some ethiopians are brown-skinned, but still much darker than a mixed kid). i wouldn't set her up for a childhood filled with ridicule so i agree with pp..... if you're really serious i would move to a more diverse town or prepare yourself for alot of drama
Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
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