Mariska Hargitay, best known for her role on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is one of the most recent white celebs to adopt black babies. She has a biological child that she birthed in 2006 and also adopted a baby girl in April of this year, as well as a baby boy in October. Check out the pics of her beautiful new family below:
Next on the growing list of white celebs to adopt black babies is FX's American Horror Story star, Connie Britton (which is my favorite show on TV by the way). Connie is best known for her roles on Friday Night Lights and Spin City and is most recently known for adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia in November of this year. Below are pics of her and her son Eyob "Yoby" Britton:
As I said in the previous post White Celebs, Black Babies, I am not in a position to judge whether these adoptions are just a fad or ploy for publicity and attention. My main concern is that another African or African American orphan now has a home and a loving family to provide and care for them. Many people criticize actresses like Connie and Mariska for adopting children from other races, but I applaud them for being brave enough to adopt outside of their racial comfort zones by giving a needy child a loving home that they truly deserve and at the end of the day, that's all that matters!!!!
Are you personally against individuals adopting babies of a different racial/ethnic background than their own?
Do you think these celebs are adopting African children to help their image?
Would you ever consider adopting a child?
Would you ever adopt a child of another race/color/nationality than your own?