After being blessed with 4 birth children, my husband and I started foster parenting newborns. Over the years the majority of our foster children were African American or Hispanic. So when we decided that we wanted to enlarge our family through adoption it just made sense to adopt an African American or Hispanic child. However, it was not as easy as we had hoped. At the time agencies would let us foster minority children indefinitely but they would not let us adopt and offer a child a permanent home. It took us almost 5 years to find an agency that would allow us to adopt transracially. In the meantime we moved to a larger home and were blessed with two more birth children. Once we finished adopting our first child, an African American son, we were told we were now considered a "multicultural" family. We were also told that we would not have any problems trying to adopt again in the future, and they were correct. Over the next ten...
- Joined January 14, 2009
- Chicago, IL, United States