Safiyyah - posted on 05/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm new to the group. Just a little about myself and my family. My husband and I have custody of his nephews 2 children 2 1/2 yr old boy and a 16 month old girl, the boy has been with us since he was 2 weeks old and the girls since she was 2 months old....their mother is white and the father is black/hispanic (question mark on the hispanic). My husband and I are both african-american, him of west indian descendant. When we take the children out together, we get stares all the time, the 2 1/2 yr old has fairly light skin with very straight hair and the 16 moth old has very light skin and very big soft curls and people always ask me if she is hispanic, so I guess they look at us and wonder where these children came from. Now if I take them out alone, some people automatically assume they are my children maybe thinking their father is of a different race, but I will get people who will slyly ask questions about them and I find myself explaining our situation sometimes, I even had an older white women act like she was rubbing my nephew's head but she started feeling the texture of his hair with her fingers smh. In our community (place of worship and neighborhood) it is very diverse which I love and will be a benefit to raising these children!
I look forward to reading everyones post and posting myself...I look to learn and maybe help with some situations that may come up.