Originally posted by negrospiritual:
since african americans are not stepping up to the plate to care for our own...a loving home with white parents is better than being raised by an institution. I think a better question might be "Why aren't more black people adopting children?"
I have also wondered why more black families do adopt. It is a conversation that my fiancÃ©e and I have had. We hope to have children, but she does have some health issues that are of concern to us. In the event that pregnancy is not possible or medically inadvisable, we are committed to pursuing adoption.
I remember years ago hearing about Fr. George Clements in Chicago and his program to have at least one family in every African American congregation adopt or become a foster parent of an African American child. Unfortunately, I have not heard much about this initiative in years. I personally do not know of any churches pursuing such this program. It seems like it would be a natural extension of the churches social commitment.
God has told you, O man and woman, what is good; and what does the SOVEREIGN ONE require of you but to do justice, and to be compassionate, and to walk humbly with your God?