So … have you heard about ex-Playboy model Holly Madison adopting a child “from either Africa or South Korea”?
The usual reasons I hear for white people adopting children of are color are:
- White babies aren’t as plentiful, so I’m “open” to any race.
- “I don’t see color.”
- I specifically want to “help” an AA baby. (I hear this one a LOT)
How much I believe any of these reasons is not important right now. The thing I always wonder is …. why would a parent seek out a child that doesn’t look like them? I can even understand the logic that when you’re middle-class you have to take what you get from foster-adopt or private adoption if you want a kid now, but when you have enough money get a designer baby from anywhere in the world, why not choose a baby that looks like you?
I never see families of color looking to adopt white babies. I don’t think my family would even consider a white baby. Why would we? We want a baby that looks like us, has beautiful hair like us, can share in the glory of our ethnic heritages like us. Am I wrong for that?
There must be some piece that I’m not getting, but I’m not sure what it is. Any thoughts?