Many of you know our history in adoption. We’ve shared with many about pros and cons in both International and Domestic adoption and we’ve advocated for waiting children so I share this in jest. There is some truth in this comedy skit which may make some squeamish but it’s not shared to make anyone feel bad so don’t take offense. It’s satire people! It’s okay to laugh! But if you want to sink your teeth into something consider this NPR piece.
NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition. You can find hundreds of six-word submissions and submit your own at www.theracecardproject.com.
Americans adopt thousands of children each year. And as the nation has become increasingly diverse, and with the growth of international adoption in recent decades, many of those children don’t look like their adoptive parents. That intersection of race and adoption has prompted many people to submit their six words to The Race Card Project, including this submission from a Louisiana woman: “Black babies cost less to adopt.”
Moving through the process would be quicker if the family was open to adopting an African-American (not biracial) child, the social worker explained. “And that is because they have children of color waiting,” Lantz says. Adopting biracial, Latino, Asian or Caucasian children could be a slower process, because there were more parents waiting for them.
‘White Parents Raise Beautifully Diverse Children’