Now, this would be years from now, but my husband and I are considering adopting through the foster care system. I am caucasian and my husband is 1/4 African American(though his mom, who is 1/2 African American is adopted and was adopted by caucaisan. My husband looks white, since he is only 1/4). I want to tell the state that we will take any child that needs a home, regardless of race, but someone said that it would not be fair to the child, to be raised by people that knew nothing of their culture. I just want to love and help a child, that would also help me, by letting me be their mom. What do you think?
Answer by TempestRayne at 1:13 PM on Dec. 13, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Marlou Russell http://www.marlourussellphd.com/ says that unless you have at least one AA family as close friends then white people should not adopt an AA child. It's about culture and fitting in which is hard enough for all adoptees. I think that a kid in foster care just wants to be adopted and if it saves them from aging out it has to be a good thing regardless.
It's certainly something to think about. Do you live in a city with lots of diversity, or in a small Midwestern town where everyone is white. Are you committed to including your child's culture into your own. Food for thought.
Answer by onethentwins at 10:07 AM on Dec. 13, 2008
I found this for you. http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1317242/article_Black_Kids_in_White_Houses
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