Transracial adoptions: A Hollywood Trend?
Celebrities adopting children from other countries has become somewhat of a “norm” these days. Angelina Jolie’s adoptions of her son Maddox (from Cambodia), Zahara (from Ethiopia), and Pax (from Vietnam) seems to have triggered more and more celebrities to not only adopt, but to adopt outside of their race and countries.
Some people feel that the sudden “trend” for Caucasian celebrities to adopt African and Asian children should be put to an end because the celebrities wouldn’t be able to fully engross the children in their native culture and because they are getting special treatment from adoption agencies. They also may not understand some of the basic needs of the child such as the different care an African child needs for their hair.
Although, the new parents may not be fully aware of or understand all of the intricate details involved in raising a child of a different ethnicity, at least they are willing to open their hearts and their homes to these children when others have not.
Is it better to let the children be adopted by people that have the means and the ability to properly take care of them, or deny them just because they are of a different ethnicity? Should the child suffer because their new mom and dad look different? What are your thoughts?