AfriGeneas Adoption Forum
Update - My Nephew's Adopted Kids
Hi, Regina. I just wanted to update you on my nephew's family. His mother-in-law adopted two children [one black, one hispanic] at birth. She died of cancer in 2006. Before dying, she asked my nephew and his wife [her daughter] to adopt the two children. She had 7 children, but I can see why she chose this daughter.
This daughter is now a high school principal. She studied [hard] to escape the future evidenced by her siblings [multiple babies by different fathers - PLENTY of baby-mama drama in that family; raising babies, but not really raising them because they were boarded out to her mother; etc.] This daughter never had any children of her own; my nephew had one daughter by a previous marriage.
3 years down the road, the kids are well adjusted and being, well, kids. My nephew has some experience in raising children, his wife none. They are driving her crazy, but my nephew usually steps in and soothes things over. They seem to be very happy and well-adjusted. One was born in 1998 [the Black American child]; the other was born in 2001 [the Hispanic child].
You can't tell that Hispanic child she isn't Black. They still have to endure the stares and whispers of others when they are out with the children, but they, along with the children, seem to be adjusting to that.
Just wanted to fill you in 3 years down the road [and counting].