My personal opinion is that these celebs like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, and Sandra Bullock are coming from the heart and helping children in need by affording them a lifestyle that many of them would never see had they been left in the system. It really warms my heart to see people step outside of themselves in a selfless manner in order to help children who are left behind by their rightful parents.
You may challenge their intentions, but all I care about is if the children are happy and well cared for. Issues of identity will always be a concern when one race parents another. I often hear things like, "white women don't know how to do black girls' hair". Honestly, whether the child's hair is combed or cared for properly is the least of my worries. What I do concern myself with are issues like exposure to opportunities, education, travel, etc. These are the things that parents should be judged on. Not who can twist braids the best.
When I look into the eyes of some of these children who have found new life and new families, I am filled with joy as they seem so content and happy with their new beginning. I applaud anyone, celebrity or not, who is not afraid to adopt children that is not of their race.
I would like to know if you are for or against white celebs adopting black children and why. Do you think this "trend" can be detrimental to the children involved? Should children only be adopted by parents of their race origin? I'm curious to know your thoughts...weigh in!
|Tom Cruise and Connor|
|Angelina Jolie and Zahara|
|Madonna, David and Mercy|
|Sandra Bullock and Louis|
|The Spielberg's and Theo|
|Spielberg and Mikaela George|