Adoption

3 Black Adoptees Speak About Growing Up With White Parents – The Root

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The Root talked to three transracial adoptees, all adopted by white families in the 1970s, about their experiences and views on transracial adoption, as well as Costner’s new film. While all three appreciated the love and foundation their families provided, a common theme evolved: In a racially polarized society, children of color cannot be raised devoid of their history and culture. All three agreed that white families who adopt children of color need to abandon the naivete of colorblindness and deal with the racial reality their black and brown children face.

Here are their stories:

via 3 Black Adoptees Speak About Growing Up With White Parents – The Root.

Sgt. Reunited With Baby Given Up for Adoption – Yahoo!

On Friday the original trial judge, Darold McDade who ruled in Achane’s favor, held a transfer hearing that resulted in the little girl and her father being united this weekend for the first time since she was born 22 months ago.

“This is the first known case where the Utah State Supreme Court has removed a child from an [adoptive parent‘s] home and returned the child to the … legal father,” said Achane’s lawyer Mark Wiser.

via Sgt. Reunited With Baby Given Up for Adoption – Yahoo!.

 

Adoptive mother ‘locked children in their rooms, beat them with a HAMMER, zip-tied their hands together and forced them to use trashcan as toilet’

A California woman who reported her two adoptive children missing found herself behind bars when authorities say it was revealed that the kids had run away after enduring months of abuse.

via Adoptive mother ‘locked children in their rooms, beat them with a HAMMER, zip-tied their hands together and forced them to use trashcan as toilet’.