A parent recently asked this on one of my other projects. Personally, I’m all for domestic foster care. I think the question is really about where do the scales tip when balancing race with foster to adopt scenarios?
I am a well-educated Caucasian parent of three young biological children. I would like to have one more child, but for various reasons, I should not (and will not) go through another pregnancy. My husband and I have started thinking about becoming a fostadopt family. Through those classes – we have just started the process – I have been introduced to the idea of transracial adoption. I stumbled upon your blog via Google. I’m intrigued by the threads I have read regarding transracial adoption here. I have a lot to think about. My question is how much your experiences as a transracial adoptee may have been changed for the better with a more supportive family environment? It’s pure speculation, and perhaps a futile exercise. Regardless, I am curious. As a potential adoptive parent bringing a child out of foster care, I don’t care what the child looks like (race), although I understand that superficial looks (race) has a strong impact on sense of self for all of us. I’m very interested in your thoughts. Thank you.
Transracial adoptees, how do you feel about domestic transracial adoption through foster care?