Kelly - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
ABC ran a story about a week ago that focused mostly on the "negative" sides of transracial adoption. Of course, there are mixed feelings on both sides of the issue. Some argue that black children growing up in white households loose their racial identity, while others see the adoption of any child into a loving family environment as the best thing, regardless of skin color. I thought it would be interesting to get some points of view on this issue. Do you think that black children loose their identity and culture when they are raised in white households? ( I am specifically saying black children because the NBSWA has historically been very outspoken on the issue) Some adoption workers in the article say they urge white parents to move to a different, more diverse neighborhood, attend black churches, etc. to help the children cope. Is it enough for a child to be raised in a loving environment, or do they have to be around "their own kind" to be healthy, well rounded adults? And what does this say for our society, when we strive to see all people as equal?