"My Decision to Adopt Transracially"

In this personal essay, one adoptive father discusses his fears, doubts, and final leap of faith that brought him the greatest joy.

One father's decision on adopting transracially.
The hospital room was finally quiet. My parents had just left, taking Natalie, our 15-month-old, to the hotel for a nap. Stephanie, my wife, slept in the chair beside me. A few feet away, our son’s birth mother slept, too — a well-deserved rest after nearly 30 hours of labor and a cesarean section. In the stillness, I held our beautiful newborn son, Nathan. I thought about how blessed we had been. And then my mind went in another direction, ...

I thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.


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