My Aunt and Uncle have been foster parents for years and have adopted two boys. Now, prior to this adoption, they attempted to adopt a girl who they had in their home for 2 years who was doing VERY well, socially, emotionally and excelled in school. This child became part of our family. However, she was placed in a foster home away from her siblings and in a NY state effort to keep siblings together they placed her in a white Jewish adoptive family.
I think that with the love, support and the enviroment of our extended family she could've excelled even further.
On the flip side of that, recently I had a close family member who discovered that he had a bi-racial daughter who had been adopted by a white family. Her adoptive family wasn't given much information about her racial background. For years apparently, they thought she was hispanic. Now that she has found out her father is a black man, an imposing 6ft plus dark chocolate black man, her adoptive family and her mother's family have had issues with this.
These are cases of interracial adoption that have affected me personally within my family. I would question why black families, the ones who apply to adopt, are not being selected by social services to adopt black children? I can say that interracial adoptions where the parents are white and the children are black are not really worth the conflict that it causes in children. Because everyone on this board must admit to one thing that runs rampant in the white community, a general disregard for black culture in America and abroad. How can that qualify whites to raise black children if they are insensitive to a black child's racial needs and issues. Like it or not being black in this country still has its extra baggage.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X, 1965