My Adoption Story

My Adoption Story

I just wanted to give a little background on myself. So here goes…

I am an African American woman and I was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon my birth I was immediately put into a foster care home. My biological mother did not want to take care of me because she felt she did not have the financial means to do so but she also did not believe in abortions. From the adoption papers I have on myself, it sounds like her relationship with my biological father was not very serious and she was upset with herself that she ended up getting pregnant. It also stated that she hid her pregnancy from everyone around her. She barely gained any weight so it was relatively easy to do. She had another daughter that is three years older than me and then she had a daughter thirteen months after she had me (she was also put up for adoption).

I spent only two months in the foster care home and was adopted by a white couple.. They had adopted my older brother (who is also African American) 2.5 years before me. I was part of the same adoption agency as he was so they went back to them when they decided they wanted a little girl. People ask me why they chose to adopt black children instead of white. The truth is that they wanted to adopt children as soon as possible and at the time they were told that they had to wait a long time to adopt white children. When I give people this answer they usually want to know why my parents did not choose to adopt Asian children. I do not have an answer to this one. To be perfectly honest…I do not really care. They adopted my brother and I at early ages and we are a family. We love each other like families who are all biologically related. End of story.

So here I am and this is me! I will admit however that times were rough as a black female with white parents and I think I will talk about this in another post.