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Adoption Questions: Why does Kirsh and Kirsh let prospective adoptive parents choose the race of the baby they adopt?

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Hi, Steve Kirsh and Yogi here, good job Yoges, with the answer to today’s adoption question. The questions is: “Why does Kirsh & Kirsh allow prospective adoptive parents to choose whether they are interested in adopting a Caucasian baby or an African-American baby or an African-American and Caucasian baby mixed?”

The answer is that we want what is best for the child. I understand that racial prejudice exist in our country, and that is unfortunate, really unfortunate. But, the fact of the matter is that no matter how well-intentioned an individual couple is, how open they are to situations outside their own race, they have to be mindful of the community in which they live, the schools their child will attend and what their family and friends think.

For example, if a family has all white friends, and lives in an all white neighborhood and attends an all white church, adopting a child that is African-American, in part, or in whole, is going to be very uncomfortable for the child. It may not be in the child’s best interest.

The opposite situation is also true. At Kirsh & Kirsh, we always strive to do what is in the best interest of the child. We would like to cure all of society’s problems, but we can’t do that. We are taking this one child at a time, and doing what is best for that individual child?

I hope that is helpful, Yogi and I are always happy to answer your questions as you have them. Thank you

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