Ok here I go again....
I have been looking into adopting through the state, just looking at all our options. So I call to talk with someone today and ask some questions. The first woman passed me onto a second woman who was very helpful.
Ok, so here's the deal.... we saw 3 Asian children, siblings, waiting for a family and our interest was peaked due to the fact that we have a very soft spot for Asians. :) Now apparently, although these children are older, 4,7, & 9, they are "giving priority" to a Cambodian family! Now how many Cambodian families living in USA are looking to adopt?! I would think not a whole lot! So these poor children must continue to wait for their forever family because a caseworker wants a "perfect" situation for them. Don't we all! But let's face it, life is not perfect. I'm sure these kids would take less than "perfect" if it meant a loving family willing to teach them about their culture and heritage. But hey, what do I know?!
Also, I was told although a bill was passed by Clinton when he was in office against this, a majority of caseworkers will not approve or allow transracial adoptions for their children. I understand the pros and cons on both sides but again, as I said above, if there aren't enough families willing to adopt then allow these children the opportunity to have a family, no matter what color they are!
Of course with any adoption there are many hoops and reams of paperwork to complete. I was told depending on the caseworker the legally free childrens adoption could take anywhere from 6 months up to 3 years! Wowzers!
My point in my rant is this...if you are all about the children, their well being and wanting their best than a loving family is for their best. Stop putting up more hurdles for us parents that just want to give a child a home! The older they get the harder it is to find a family for them. Why make them wait just because mom and dad may be White and the kids are Asian or African American or Hispanic?
Go to Adoptuskids.org and look at the hundreds of kids waiting. Kids just wanting a family to call their own. A family to love them, play ball with them, take them to the park, laugh with them and make new, happy memories. It makes me sad and then angry, very angry. Something needs to change. There needs to be a better system in place so these kids can get "home".
Climbing down now....