Why Do White Celebrities Adopt Black Babies? - Black Love

Why Do White Celebrities Adopt Black Babies

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In the last month, both Charlize Theron and Jillian Michaels went public with the news of adding to their family through adoption. In both cases, their new additions are black children, which has sparked a flurry of Internet commenters to question the "trend" of white celebrities adopting black babies. This conversation has become a predictable subject every time a celebrity adopts a child of color. It usually takes a cynical tone, as if black children are a fashionable accessory... this year's Manolo Blahniks. Frankly, I'm a little weary of the scrutiny, and of the idea that transracial adoption is merely a trend. I'm going to attempt to answer that question, and then I'm going to suggest some more relevant questions we should be asking about race and adoption. But first:

I previously posted a blog about White Celebrities Adopting Black Babies in March of this year

Why do these white celebrities adopt black babies

In the case of celebrities who adopt Black babies, some have participated in humanitarian missions and become aware of the many Black children who need homes. And with international adoptions plummeting due to factors including greater scrutiny—placements from China, Guatemala and Ethiopia are on the decline, for example—more families in the U.S. are focusing domestically, where the process may be easier to navigate.

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So my question is–would the critics of white celebrities that adopt black babies be as upset if white families passed up healthy black babies and waited in line to get a white baby? Let’s discuss on Twitter

Why are white celebrities adopting black babies??


Adopting a child is such a generous thing to do, it seems like it would be hard to knock anyone who has done so. But an interesting thing happens when white celebrities adopt black babies…There are white children available for adoption?!! With all these celebrities adopting black babies from africa, I just assumed there were no white children left in America to adopt.Good for her, but I’m always conflicted when I see white celebrities adopting black babies. I like Sandra Bullock and I believe her intentions are sincere, but I hope it doesn’t start a trend. are two white Hollywood A-listers that have recently made it public that they’ve extended their families to include little black babies. They’re not the first of the majority to pick an minority child to bring into a life of luxury. So obviously people took a critical stance on the subject and complained about white celebrities adopting black babies. Many black people are cynical in their opinions on white celebrities and black babies–making it seem as if these babies are the latest must-have accessory.Adopting a child is such a generous thing to do, it seems like it would be hard to knock anyone who has done so. But an interesting thing happens when white celebrities adopt black babies…I am not an expert on anything. My only concern is that children are being adopted and yet there is always some stigma attached to it when it comes to race. Who cares if a black baby is adopted by a white celebrity. I don't think that is why Sandra Bullock did this. Nor why Angelina Jolie did this. If they treat the children as their own, who cares? Steven Spielberg adopted 2 black children who happened to be siblings. Thank God he did. And you know what, he did not broadcast it. Will they say that it was because he was ashamed of them? Are there any black celebrities adopting black babies? Please name one. If they would adopt a white baby it would be great! Maybe the naysayers will stop criticizing and understand that it is good for the races to come together. This was Dr. King's dream. Let's not go back to the past. What’s the problem here? If babies need a home, it doesn’t matter what the race of a person is. What matters is that a child is getting a home. dug into this subject matter and attempted to answer the question–why do white celebrities adopt black babies? And the answer was insightful. Basically, black babies are the last of all races to be adopted.In the case of celebrities who adopt Black babies, some have participated in humanitarian missions and become aware of the many Black children who need homes. And with international adoptions plummeting due to factors including greater scrutiny—placements from China, Guatemala and Ethiopia are on the decline, for example—more families in the U.S. are focusing domestically, where the process may be easier to navigate.In the case of celebrities who adopt Black babies, some have participated in humanitarian missions and become aware of the many Black children who need homes. And with international adoptions plummeting due to factors including greater scrutiny—placements from China, Guatemala and Ethiopia are on the decline, for example—more families in the U.S. are focusing domestically, where the process may be easier to navigate.Celebrities adopt black babies because they are readily available. You don’t have to wait long. The waiting list for a white baby is very long. I imagine any baby who is lighter skinned than black is easier to find a family for.