Tee - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Well, as you all probably know, there is always a significant need for African-American couples to adopt. I have actually made it my business to do whatever I can to advocate for this cause, as well as find ways to recruit more African-American people to adopt these babies. It saddens me that there are so many babies being born, and not enough African-American couples available for the birthmoms to choose from. I am extremely passionate about this issue, and am willing to do whatever I can to help. Currently, I am on the Advisory Board for the adoption agency we adopted our son through, and sometimes attend meetings with the adoption agency staff to places like predominately black churches to help black people feel more comfortable with the idea of adoption by sharing our adoption story and my passion for the cause. It is to the point that I am truly considering making a career change to support this cause. It bothers me that there are not enough African American people stepping forward to adopt. I pretty much know why many in the Afr. American community bypass adoption, but just want more ideas on how to help people realize the need for them to try adoption as an option, as well as the need for their sense of urgency on this matter. Any ideas? How can I effectively reach the African American community about adoption?