Yes, Black Women Do Adopt

Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.

Black women adopt, perhaps not as visibly as white parents
I am not the first single, non-famous, Black woman to adopt in America, but it sometimes seems that way. When I started my adoption journey, I had no clue how hard it would be to wrestle against cultural norms by adopting a baby. I adopted for a multitude of reasons, none of which included waging a one-woman campaign to inform other Black women about adopting. But, eight years later, here I am…responding to e-mails and returning phone calls from women ...

Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.

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