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Re: Adoption History Time Line
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Thanks so much for your posting. I always err on the side of a child.
Our children have "languished" too long in institutions waiting for a black parent or parents to adopt them.
What happened to those children who never experienced the love of a mother or father? What happened to a black child who never had a parent to love them because homophobics denied gay people the right to adopt them?
My heart breaks when I think of what their lives could have been.
What happened to the social workers who believed that it was better that a black child grow up without love with no sense of belonging than experience the comfort and love of a parent of another race?
My heart hardens when I think of their cruelty.
I remember a conversation that I had with a black gay man who adopted two young boys. He was a wonderful father. I watched him watching his two sons at a birthday party. He was a devoted father and gently disciplined them when they misbehaved. Ron told me how difficult it was for him to adopt and how black social workers tried to prevent him from adopting these children. He met white and interracial couples who faced the same hurdles. He added that he was shocked when white social workers smugly mouthed the same hollow platforms.... That race is more important than love. And yes by the way, the kids turned out just fine.... Whatever that means.
Enlightened people know that the profile of sexual predators of children are heterosexuals. Enlightened people know that we are who we are at birth.
Times seem to have changed. Thank goodness that black, white, gay people can now adopt children who need love.
The whole subject wrenches my heart.
K Wyer Lane
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