Rise in Black American Children Adopted Internationally

US kids adopted overseas

CNN recently had an interesting article about the rise in black American children being adopted overseas. For me, it’s more difficult to look at this critically because the adoptees in the story have such luxurious lives with their adoptive families. I would love to hear the perspective of my adult adoptee friends. Do you think these adoptions really help the children escape the kind of racism they might face in the United States? Do they face the same challenges in terms of preserving their cultural and family identity? I like the idea of the open adoptions and having the children get together to celebrate their American heritage. What can implement over here to improve US adoptions? Check out the article here and let me know your thoughts.

Tana Benner
Tana Benner is an adoption attorney with Columbia Family Law Group. Her practice is focused in the area of family law and she has particular interests in adoption and helping children and victims of domestic violence.