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In society today, there is a lot more acceptance of inter-racial marriage as well as inter-racial adoption, but sometimes you can still run into people that are just not nice.
When you are faced with a negative response from people about your choice to adopt a child from another race than your own, it is important to remember that it is just an opportunity to educate them about the meaning of love in a polite way, and that it is an issue that they are dealing with and not really yours.
Often, new adoptive parents are very sensitive to the negative comments made about their new child that they have struggled so hard to have in their lives. What other people think just really doesn’t matter, but it is important to deal with the issue head on for the sake of your child, who is likely to have to face it as well.
If someone asks why you did not choose a child of your own race, you can simply respond that you believe every child deserves to have a loving family and a good home life, and that you were willing to open up your heart and home to your child. Some people just need to learn the basic lesson that love is color blind. There are no geographical boundaries for love either. We love or we do not love, and it is a choice. Choosing to love your adoptive child as your own is the greatest choice that you have made for them in their life.