Adoption is a wonderful option for single women who have waited for that magical moment when they can share the birth of their child with the love of their lives. But unfortunately when that sought after partner never shows up, they are forced to perform a solo act. Then we have those women that choose to go it alone and have no regrets or misgivings about raising a kid alone despite the societal rulebook.
Its awesome that there are choices out there for women that feel they are destined to be mothers especially the ones that are financially capable to take on such an overwhelming responsibility. But the trend these days seem to border around white women adopting babies of African descent. Celebs from Sandra Bullock to now American Horror Story actress Connie Britton, are satisfying their motherly intuition by accommodating a more exotic option. Money always talks whenever a financial transaction is in play and obviously these women are in enviable positions when it comes to having their pick of the litter, but does that justify their decision to adopt children with backgrounds that are too richly textured for them to encompass?
From the outside it looks pretty and even coated with elements of humanitarian themes, but the real question is whether or not these women can adequately uphold the constitutional foundation of their culture so they remain true to their identity as opposed to spending a lifetime trying to successfully digest what is being fed to them.
You hardly see single African-American women adopting Caucasian children but Caucasian women adopt ethnic children with an ease that’s almost alarming. It would be interesting to do a study on how these “lucky” kids are thriving, years later and what advantages and disadvantages come with being raised in a household that is strikingly opposite of their very foundation.
What do you think? Do you think white women are the best role models and long-term influence for their culturally distinctive adopted babies?