Interracial Adoptions

My friend and her husband, who are white, recently adopted their first child, who is black. They were selected through an agency by a black birth mother who felt they would make good parents to a child she could not keep. My friend had not been seeking out a black child. She had tried for years to conceive on her own, and they had also gone through several failed adoption efforts. She pursued becoming a mother as any parent would — with a trance-like dedication to providing her child with love and a sense of security. My mom felt the same way when she adopted me.

Today I read that the ‘Law & Order: SUV’ actress Mariska Hargitay has adopted a black daughter. “We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she’s here,” she told ‘People’ magazine. Awesome. READ MORE

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Angelina Jolie Disturbed: Lack of Natural Black Hair Images

Angelina Jolie with daughter Zahara

In a 2008 interview with, Angelina Jolie shares her sentiment on the issue of hair and her daughter when looking for a doll with natural hair. “…when it comes to the subject of adoption, like when my daughter, who’s African, wants her hair to look straight like mummy’s . . . and I look for a Barbie that’s African, and the African Barbie has straight hair!”