The recent explosion in transracial adoptions white parents adopting black children within United States, especially by high profile celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Madonna and Angelina Jolie, sends a inaccurate message to ordinary Americans that race, racism and the persistence of discrimination has all but faded from our national memory. And more so, that love alone is enough to raise a child of color. White parents that definitively espouse, "Love is enough" are doing a huge disservice to their black children. Research shows that black adoptees experience a high degree of uncertainty in deciphering the onslaught of race-based information particularly with regards to self-image they inevitably encounter in predominately white communities where they are raised; the adoptees often experience daily racial micro-aggressions that are typically "unseen" or misinterpreted by the white parent, thus leaving them exposed without developing effective coping strategies in a life-long battle for their racial identity. The concern is not that these white parents are willing to love and raise a child of a different color, but that they are typically resistant to openly examining our nation's racial history and indentifying their role as benefactors in a system of white privilege where white people receive a multitude of unearned, hassle-free benefits.
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Interracial adoption is on the rise — and America is better for it
Interracial adoptions happen all of the time. It is most often seen in American families who are willing to adopt children from developing nations, but it can occur domestically as well. Although white families are usually seen adopting minority children, it can also be the other way around at times too — especially when foster care is involved. Most adoptions in the world today are seen as being white children to white families. This is a trend that affects both domestic and international adoptions. These statistics show that this belief is not something that should have so much faith.
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