Posted by Jack Stephens on September 5, 2007
Sume blogs about the intracacies of what is really home and family while being a transracial adoptee:
In the case of domestic adoption, can more be done to keep families in tact? What roles do racism and class play in creating and perpetuating environments that feed children into system? Have we as a society become too reliant upon adoption as a solution because of lack of a better one?
And let us not forget that adoption is an industry regardless of it’s mutually beneficial appearance. As an industry, adoption has created as many or more problems as it has presumably solved. On one hand, it gives children to parents who want them, but on another, it feeds and sustains a voracious baby market. As potential adoptive parents seek cheaper, quicker ways to acquire children those only too willing to provide that without much thought to ethics will appear. Adoption as an industry will do what’s necessary to stay alive.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on June 7, 2007
There is one glaring problem with the article, and this is a common problem as I have noted in the past. The article cites that National Association of Black Social Workers as a source of opposition to transracial adoption, but that really is not relevant here. I can just about guarantee that the NABSW doesn’t have a problem with this case. Their concern was about a black children being aopted by white parents in large numbers, while prospective black adoptive parents faced numerous hurdles. The article fails to cite one real life white person who was opposed to this adoption on racial grounds. (They do cite some stares by random white people at the end.)
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Posted by Jack Stephens on May 23, 2007
Sume, of the blog Ethnically Incorrect Daughter, posts an article by Tess Nacelewicz:
When you’re of one race and your adoptive parents are of a different one, just walking down the street with your family can feel like the whole world knows you’re adopted.
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