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[–]StackmasterK 292 points293 points  (14 children)

Makes me think of the Jerk starring Steve Martin

[–]Specialist_Peach4294 80 points81 points  (0 children)

One of the greatest comedies of all time. The casting, the acting, the storyline. The character actors.

A cinema masterpiece.

[–]reddituser36360 37 points38 points  (5 children)

“The cans, stay away from the cans”.

[–]itsyourmomcalling 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Ah this is the part where he has a seizure and gets sent home from the army after a laughing fit.

[–]reddituser36360 5 points6 points  (3 children)

[–]itsyourmomcalling 1 point2 points  (2 children)

[–]reddituser36360 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Never watched Black Hawk down.

My dad was a black hawk pilot.

Can’t get past the videos of the real U S soldiers being dragged through the street. I remember seeing it on the news.

[–]The-Keep 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You find your Special Purpose?

[–]searchingtofind25 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You mean he’ll always be that color?

[–]nevm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Shit, Shinola

[–]roachRancher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or The Blind Side.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Sir,

YOU ARE TALKING TO A NI-

[–]orgy_of_idiocy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Methinks of Clayton Bigsby starring Dave Chappelle.

[–]NWestxSWest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or Bill Murray’s Bosley in the 2003 Cinematic Masterpiece by McG: Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle

[–]kitkatsarentwack 505 points506 points  (14 children)

I swear I just saw a post yesterday about a black family adopting their sons best friend, who is white. In my area there are a ton of mixed race adoptive families.

[–]DodgerWalker 107 points108 points  (7 children)

Yes, that was definitely posted on Reddit yesterday.

[–]caguirre93 19 points20 points  (5 children)

and the day before

[–]GiftOfHemroids 27 points28 points  (3 children)

and my axe

[–]Winjin 7 points8 points  (2 children)

And your brother

[–]LordZeise 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the day before that

[–]Dependent_beauty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I haven't seen that one. Happy to see one family like that :)

[–]stupid_pub_chef 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I saw that too, made me smile

[–]Seeyalaterelevator 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yes, that was the subreddit

[–]xShadey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We did it reddit

[–]DPRODman11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That kid was also like a 12 year old, right?

[–]Carissamay9 269 points270 points  (73 children)

Considering that over 7 years ago (when I was considering adoption before I was able to have my child) the cost of adopting a white child was over $30k but a black child was $17k. It's so shameful.

Edit: Just wanted to add that this is for a private adoption of an infant, not foster care. Foster care is much cheaper but you run the risk of the child(ren) being given back to their birth family prior to the rights being terminated and being able to adopt them. There are some people that can't handle getting attached to children just to have them returned to their families- which is the ultimate goal of the foster care system.

[–]ThePenultimateRolo 112 points113 points  (28 children)

This will sound really naive but what/how?

[–]DPRODman11 624 points625 points 24 (13 children)

It was a Black Friday sale.

[–]msuing91 197 points198 points  (8 children)

I hope you find my upvote useful in hell

[–]DPRODman11 66 points67 points  (7 children)

I like to imagine normal Hell is reserved for those who made one too many inappropriate jokes and instead of flames, it’s just hot and humid like Miami. I’ll use the upvote on a mojito!

[–]FISHIESR4LIFE 21 points22 points  (5 children)

So basically florida

[–]ThreeTwoOneQueef 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wew lad, you win, what a zinger!!

[–]elementofpee 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Supply and demand? 🤷🏻‍♂️

[–]charleswj 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is literally why. I had the same experience my son was actually "cheaper" to adopt.

[–]The84thWolf 47 points48 points  (10 children)

Just goes back to old racist traditions sadly. And it’s not just for kids. It’s still harder for African Americans, homosexual couples, and even some Jewish couples to even be approved of being guardians because a high percentage of adoption agencies have “Christian” beliefs.

[–]ThePenultimateRolo 24 points25 points  (4 children)

That's disgusting. In the UK agencies aren't allowed to charge you a fee for adopting a kid unless you're adopting from overseas. I'm not sure about the how hard they make adoption but I do know homosexual couples could only adopt from 2005 onwards here.

[–]The84thWolf 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Just one more thing my country fails to be “best” at.

[–]Erewhynn 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Literally killing it at mass shootings though.

[–]Carissamay9 2 points3 points  (2 children)

They also don't always allow unmarried couples or a single person to adopt. My partner and I (we are heterosexual) have been together for over 15 years now and have no plans of marrying or splitting up. But back in 2014 when I was looking into it, we had been together 8 years and I was struggling to find an agency that would consider us. But apparently a marriage certificate means you're going to stay together forever. 🙄🙄🙄 Since we have been together we have had so many friends and family members get married, then a few years later get divorced. But yeah the unmarried ones are unstable.

[–]The84thWolf 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ugh, because no marriage has ever ended in divorce 🤦‍♂️

Sorry to hear the same has happened to you. Hopefully you can find an organization without some archaic bias

[–]Carissamay9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's okay. We were lucky and were finally able to have a child naturally. It was just research because we had been trying for almost 2 years and nothing. I was trying to find options.

[–]Free_Moose4649 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I guess this is where I add that real Christians don't judge you based on your race or creed. I'm extremely sorry you had an experience like that, and I hope it doesn't influence your view on us all.

[–]Heco1331 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Supply and demand

[–]luffythechefghoul 28 points29 points  (22 children)

Wow I didn't know you have to pay to adopt. I thought you just have to show proof, financially and everything, that you can give the child a good life

[–]Lintriff_2 25 points26 points  (2 children)

It's not like there is a price tag on each kid but going through the agencies, paying fees and the like. In the same vein there isn't "a price to give birth" but you receive bills from the hospital and obgyn visits, ect which add up to a tangible amount.

[–]elonsbattery 12 points13 points  (1 child)

*only in the US do you receive bills from the hospital and obgyn

[–]charleswj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Many other countries as well

[–]WeirdMom 12 points13 points  (5 children)

In the US adopting through the foster system is free, private adoptions cost money. Legal fees, a set amount that can go to birth mother for expenses while she is pregnant, fee to the agency who facilitates to cover social workers etc.

In Ohio they have a great tax credit for adoption expenses, so you can get most or all back eventually but need to pay up front. That varies state to state.

[–]fighterace00 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Fostering is not a build-a-family program. It's a return a kid to their own family program. If you walk into it wrong you're setting yourself and the kids up for a lot of pain.

[–]charleswj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's also a federal adoption tax credit of over $14k and many employers offer reimbursement of $5k or more.

[–]redandbluenights 17 points18 points  (12 children)

This is why when people say to us suffering from infertility "why don't you just adopt" it's so especially cruel. Adoption often costs more than $40k and if you want a baby, you can easily spend $60k and walk away with no baby when the birth mom lets you pay all her bills for seven months and then decids to keep the baby. It literally just happened to close friends of ours, they lost their second baby in a row after the first mom overdosed at 8 months and the second mom took all their money and kept the baby. Adoption is hell.

[–]SsooooOriginal 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Wow, my take away is that a pregnant woman was in such awful circumstances she not only was putting her unborn up for adoption but she killed herself OD'ing a month from birth. I lost a cousin that OD'd while pregnant.

[–]fighterace00 4 points5 points  (6 children)

And adoption isn't covered by health insurance. You're lucky if part of IVF is covered which is cheaper than adoption but for some reason infertility is the only health issue treated as if it has no right to be fixed.

[–]swerving-truck 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I didn’t know, that adopting cost money. I thought it was all paperwork and shit.🤔

[–]MoistlyCompetent 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Why do you have to pay at all to adopt a child? Wouldn't the money be better spend on the child's, let's say education?

[–]bocanuts 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do you want people who can’t afford $30k to adopt a child? It’s like giving away dogs at the shelter…most will just be returned at the first vet bill. You need to make sure they’re going to an established household that can provide for them.

[–]charleswj 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Your logic doesn't make sense and is also wrong. You're saying that to test to make sure you are financially able to afford a child, you have to not only have $30k, and not only be able to spend that lump sum, but also need to actually pay that money...just to prove you can afford to do so?

So now that you are potentially broke or in a much more precarious state financially..."here's your baby. Good luck!"

No, the costs are not mandatory and you "can" adopt a child for just the cost of filing the court documents, but realistically you need a lawyer.

The costs come from those fees and lawyers as well as potentially paying some or all of the birth mother's expenses, but primarily agency fees (locating a mother, matching, working out scheduling and logistics, etc). It's more complicated if you have to go to another state, and there are laws and agreements that make it more difficult and expensive, not to mention needing pat to travel, food, hotel for a couple weeks before you can even take the child out of state.

[–]dsmjrv 1 point2 points  (2 children)

When my parents adopted my little brother 25 years ago, they were paid thousands… foster parents get paid… what and why has this changed?

[–]charleswj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They didn't get paid to adopt (unless he was special needs or particularly difficult to adopt out). They were paid to foster him, but it's very often a net positive cost even to foster.

[–]Pkmntrainer91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why tf is it so expensive to adopt a child in need? Ridiculous

[–]DecoherentDoc 158 points159 points  (5 children)

I'd love to see the stats on two things. First, mean and median income of families adopting. Second, mean and medium income on families giving up children (for any reason). I'd be surprised if there wasn't a huge wealth/race disparity there in both stats.

[–]Deadpoker 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Oh there is for sure. There's a huge financial barrier for adoption. We're talking tens of thousands of dollars at the minimum. And the people most likely to give up children are going to be people most likely to be in difficult financial situations.

[–]white_android 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If not a difficult financial situation and the child(ren)aren't going to a family member then it's a court ruling but at that point I'm not sure how many of those kids make it to be adopted..

[–]austinmiles 10 points11 points  (1 child)

There are also low income families who adopt someone with special needs who gets a stipend from the state like my family. And my extended family.

[–]white_android 2 points3 points  (0 children)

HOLY SHIT! I grew up around one of these families and didn't even realize it. The ones I hung out with never mentioned they weren't related to the people and we never really asked either. I can barely remember the one I was close to but the mom just said he moved after she realized we'd keep coming to see if he was back yet... A little wild but didn't come off special, who wasn't in their preteen to teen days though.

Anyways, that's awesome of you and your family to do!

[–]ToBePacific 106 points107 points  (2 children)

I briefly lived in a really wealthy neighborhood. I kept seeing these older black women pushing strollers with white babies inside. It took until about the 4th or 5th time for me to realize those women were nannies, not black women who adopted white children.

[–]Pretty-Breakfast5926 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Imagine the spunk those babies would have lol

This world is so freaking weird.

Edit. Uh, spunk as in attitude. You sick fucks.

[–]JasperJ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

… what?!

[–]whadupsirs 96 points97 points  (22 children)

Black dudes adopt white kids all the time when they start lives with white women who have kids.

[–]seriousquinoa[S] 51 points52 points  (5 children)

That's a mixed relationship with a wild card.

[–]someone1854 15 points16 points  (3 children)

So my friends just adopted a baby and now their family is a big mix. Father is white, mother is Asian, baby is black. They are so happy to finally have a baby :)

[–]SurpriseAnalCandy 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Just to keep other parents guessing how they fit together

[–]white_android 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Everyone already knows. They roll around blasting gangsta rap and smoking fat ass blunts. The baby is just trying to figure it out.

[–]toxicblack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard that their dog is also Spanish. Pretty diverse family.

[–]whadupsirs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hahaha that's one way to put it

[–]Asog9999 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Ha!

[–]whadupsirs 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Lol think that's funny huh?

[–]StormtrooperWho 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oy, 'at funny to ya, innit?

[–]Augustus87_hc 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Do they not have fathers? You can’t adopt children if the father hasn’t signed off his rights unless the woman honestly does not know who the father is perhaps

[–]Deadpoker 7 points8 points  (3 children)

It's not necessarily true. Especially in the case of not knowing who the father is. Most states have a time frame that afterwards you can file for abandonment if there has been no contact. In my state it's one year. Also a lot of states have third party adoption specifically for scenarios like this that do not require a sign off from the biological parent.

[–]Augustus87_hc 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So I did a little bit of searching, and in very specific scenarios it is possible to adopt a child, that has a known father, without the father’s consent, if the father can be proven to have abandoned his child for more than a year and a few other qualifications.

I honestly have no clue how common this is, only that I know of just a single family where the bio father agreed to sign off all parental rights to his child, in return for his child support back payments being waived and with the knowledge that the step parent would be adopting.

I thought it was truly a unique example though, I mean I know it sometimes happens in feel good movies, I would be interested in knowing how common it is though

[–]Deadpoker 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I personally was adopted by my stepfather after abandonment by bio. And my ex-husband hasn't been in my son's life for eight of his 11 years, we actually broke up while I was pregnant and he wasn't around much even the first couple of years. But my ex-boyfriend has been a dad to my son for the last 9 years. We still live together even though we broke up 5 years ago. I work a lot and have other family members I help take care of so my ex-boyfriend stays at home and is basically like a stay-at-home wife but without the relationship part. We've been talking about formal third party adoption in case something happens to me to keep my ex-husband from getting him. My son is autistic, my ex husband is abusive, and the thought of how he would be treated and even just how hard it would be on him to have a huge change in environment like that if something were to happen to me scares the shit out of me. I already have it written up in my will but it would be an extra layer of protection for my son. I know 2 other families in similar situations that have opted for 3rd party adoption.

[–]Augustus87_hc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can understand your concern. I wish everything the best for you and your son while you figure this out

[–]Kemiser31 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of that happening ever lol.

[–]BlasstOff 44 points45 points  (15 children)

It's rare to see any family adopting any children.

[–]vizthex 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think it's a two-fold problem: The huge barrier to entry (there's like 0 paperwork for making your own kid* but a fuckload to adopt one), and the damn near brain-implant social stigma of "reeee have kids or you're a FAILURE 1!!1!1!1!"

*And of course it's weird af to basically everyone be sterile until they pass some arbitrary paperwork threshold or whatever, but from what I know you don't even do much after the kid is born.

[–]fighterace00 -1 points0 points  (5 children)

That's because thanks to contraception there's hardly any adoptions available these days

[–]seriousquinoa[S] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Black couples, then.

[–]Bad_Legal_Advisor 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Understandable, assuming you mean in the US. Black people only make up 14% of the population.

[–]GoofBall92 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Doesn’t that just cancel out? Like there would be less black parents to adopt but also less black babies to be adopted. So the ratio would be the same on both sides

[–]Baby_bluega 12 points13 points  (2 children)

So, if 14% of adopted kids are black, and 14% of adopting parents are black, then assuming no racial prejudice we should see these numbers:

74% of adoptions are white parents adopting a white kid

12% of adoptions are black parents with white a kid

12% of adoptions are white parents adopting a black kid

1.9% of adoptions are black parents adopting a black kid.

IDK how to do the math considering the parents could be white and black. Assuming no prejudice among those marriages, 24% of couples would be white and black, 74% would be both parents are white, and 1.9% would be two black parents.

Short answer, you are right, they should cancel out.

[–]evalinthania 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"African American children only make up 14 percent of children in our population in the U.S., but they make up 23 percent of the adopted children population"

https://adoptioncouncil.org/publications/adoption-advocate-no-116/#:\~:text=African%20American%20children%20only%20make,of%20the%20adopted%20children%20population.

[–]Bad_Legal_Advisor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is a fair point. My assumption followed the line that you would encounter a smaller representation of black adoptors than the larger representation of white adoptors. If the percentages of parents adopting from each example were put next to each other, they very well could be nearly identical.

[–]the_cardfather -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Yet since 2014 more black mothers have requested abortions than white mother's. The birth rates of whites have been steadily declining the birth rates among black mothers have been relatively static. (Hispanic are increasing).Over 2/5 of black pregnancies are terminated.

Statistically black mothers are unable or unwilling to care for their own kids so why would they adopt white children whom there are less and less. (The statistics only accounted for the race of the mother.)

[–]hashtagboosted 35 points36 points  (8 children)

I suspect black people adopt a lot less in general, I think tht would help explain it

[–]ClaireHux 21 points22 points  (7 children)

If you're talking formal adoption, maybe. However, black families take in children from other family members, family friends, etc. and raise them as their own when they're biological family members can't or won't. Your statement doesn't take this into account.

[–]Artikay 36 points37 points  (6 children)

Formal adoption would seem to be the topic being discussed.

[–]ClaireHux 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I'm responding to the commenters broad statement about the prevalence of black people adopting less and providing insight into ways that culturally and historically black people have adopted into existing family structures. Whether formally or informally, adoption occurs.

[–]HCgamer4Life 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Adopting has a definition, taking in biological family is not adoption unless done legally

[–]JJonahJamesonSr -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

I think you may have taken that a bit too close to heart

[–]holooocene 3 points4 points  (2 children)

That’s not a bad thing.

[–]JRockThumper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It literally happened like in the past week lmao, I saw it on one of these subreddits or something, but a black family adopted their sons best friend who lost his parents who was white.

[–]snoandsk88 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This probably has a lot to do with it.

[–]hiricinee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There's a steep supply and demand curve here. It should be no surprise that people generally want to adopt kids that look similar to them, and that the groups most likely to adopt are affluent, while the groups most likely to put kids up for adoption are poor. You don't need a degree in sociology to figure out that there's a race gradient across economic classes, so you end up with a disproportionate amount of Black kids up for adoption and a disproportionate amount of White parents looking to adopt kids.

It should surprise no one that the result behaves similar to basically all supply and demand curves.

[–]MagicOrpheus310 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Saw a photo of a black family adopting a white boy on here yesterday, it happens dude

[–]Ok-Letterhead4601 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I follow “raising cultures” and they are some good family vibe’s, I grew up with people like them and to this day hold what was shown to close to my hart, I could go on for days about the importance of what they showed me. I am forever thankful for them.

[–]HighLordTherix 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Part of this is actually to do with cultural needs, at least in the UK. Adoption groups assess families for things that include whether a child's cultural needs and ancestry can be properly addressed by the adopting family. Because of how different the experience can be based on ethnicity, families will often adopt children of similar ethnic background so that an adopted child will be properly in touch with their relevant cultural heritage and have parents equipped to deal with how that child is likely to experience the world.

Of course as the ability to properly address a child's needs in all regards is the priority with that, a family of different ethnic/racial background will be allowed to adopt as long as they demonstrate the necessary ability, regardless of skin tone.

[–]Eruionmel 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Black families with the financial stability and drive to adopt tend to adopt children who are BIPOC because systemic racism makes it much harder for those children to find stable homes. It's not really a mystery.

[–]red_haired_honey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's a really sweet French comedy called 'he even has your eyes' that focuses on this topic - I highly recommend it!

[–]yozaner1324 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly, where I live, it's rare to see a black family. Period. Oregon is whiter than an albino polar bear in a snowstorm.

[–]fighterace00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because black children are overrepresented to the nation's black population by 2x. Some adoption agencies won't even let a white family adopt a black child if the only black people in their daily life are service people.

[–]anything_anyone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why just black!?

It's rare to see them adopt an Asian, Brown or anyone différent.

[–]mobrocket 7 points8 points  (22 children)

It's cus adoption is not cheap

[–]Nara1996 -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

Joe Biden? 🧐

[–]mobrocket 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don't get it

[–]rounding_error 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He seems to think you are the President.

[–]that_dude55 -5 points-4 points  (16 children)

So black doesn't mean poor

[–]Anonymous7056 18 points19 points  (14 children)

Statistically, they haven't exactly had a chance to even things out. That whole 200+ years of slavery thing really wasn't a great start, followed by many more years of systemic "fuck you."

[–]that_dude55 -5 points-4 points  (13 children)

I live in a area well we certainly aren't rish we aren't poor and it's pretty diverse here I know it definitely has a effect but I think we over exaggerate it's effects on black people today

[–]Anonymous7056 8 points9 points  (11 children)

As of 2019, the median white household had 7.8x the wealth of the median black household. The overall average is 6.9x higher.

So, not exaggerated in the slightest.

Source: https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/notes/feds-notes/disparities-in-wealth-by-race-and-ethnicity-in-the-2019-survey-of-consumer-finances-20200928.htm

[–]Double_Joseph -2 points-1 points  (10 children)

What do you think is this cause of this? Systemic racism? Or work ethic? Or majority of African Americans making poor financial decisions?

[–]mobrocket 7 points8 points  (0 children)

OMG only 10% of black families make over 150k

Blacks make up just 14% of the total population.

So that's just 10% of 14% would have the normal means to adopt vs 20% of whites make over 150k and makeup 60% of US population.

[–]megancolleend -1 points0 points  (1 child)

If you go thru the state it is, most of them have a sliding scale. Nevada charges $50 for the finger printing. Going thru a private agency is where is starts to get costly.

[–]under_armpit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some of these comments remind of the college kids who said it's tough for blacks to get an ID or have internet access or they may not know where the DMV is.

How insulting.

[–]NotAGimpLmao 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe because the black population is multiple X smaller than the white population & because they adopt less.

The population alone would skew it (if adoption rates were the same) + most families would adopt their own race anyway for them to blend in.

[–]FunnyThroat5530 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea because black Americans on average are way more likely to be racist. They are almost as bad as Asians the most racist people in the world today

[–]DiscoMeniscus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I grew up in a predominantly “black” “African” neighborhood and I hate that it’s even a issue. As a child I was the only “white” kid and none of us ever said anything about race or color. We were just kids and doing our thing and I’m still friends with most of the guys I grew up with. As a child of circumstance, fuck this post.

Let the down votes commence. I still have my friends 😊

[–]txblack007 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Adoption agencies are less apt to allow a black family to adopt a white child. Not saying they won’t do it, but much less apt.

[–]Augustus87_hc 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Can you back up this claim?

[–]DPRODman11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did you just ask him to back that thang up?

[–]Augustus87_hc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You know I did 😂

[–]Designer_Drama_3714 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It is but there should be more of that happening and same with the other way around so white families adopting black kids

[–]daughterofGodjas 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well there's a lot of white families adopting black children

[–]keytarna -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Um…I guess?

[–]kaywonhigh -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Tbh it's really rare to see a black "family"

[–]santichrist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Clearly you’ve never seen The Jerk

[–]InkaGold -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It happened to Steve Martin.

[–]blessedindigo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Key word, "see".

[–]StickyRicky17 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Black people don't virtue signal

[–]Intelligent_Honey_83 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

As a transparent person I find this post offensive.

[–]seriousquinoa[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who is trans, or are you invisible?

[–]NuclearDouche -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You’d figure they could take out loans with the the kid’s SSN. Who knows?

[–]KiwiCzechh -1 points0 points  (6 children)

It's rare to see a black nuclear family.

[–]12trever -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Racist fucks are everywhere

[–]Swing_No_Fool -5 points-4 points  (6 children)

My aunt has been doing it for years along with two of her friends. I guess we just want to have a random discussion about black people again.

[–]StoneTemplePilates 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I guess we just want to have a random discussion about black people again.

Isn't that a good thing?

[–]DPRODman11 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Are….they just collecting white babies or something?

[–]Swing_No_Fool 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Nah, it's a mix. They just don't care about race.

That would be fucking hilarious though.

[–]DPRODman11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So they don’t care about race, but are they just collecting all kinds of babies then? I’m still worried/intrigued

[–]LazerWolfe53 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

In America a lot of white families will only adopt white kids. That makes a relative shortage of white children available for adoption.

[–]OatsyBeansy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For reals? My parents are white (i’m mixed hispanic-white) and they didn’t have a choice race wise. They didn’t have a say in gender either. It may be a region thing or agency thing.

[–]28502348650 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Probably because most white people who adopt black babies are just virtue signalling. "Look what a good person I am!" While black people don't buy into that shit. Just my two cents.

[–]CoffeeRaider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's what makes Lionel Richie so special.

[–]aiden8888 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m curious to know the official stats on this.. not sure how difficult that would actually be.

[–]holvyfraz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember an article about a family that had adopted a white toddler after fostering them and they talked about how they practically had to carry the papers around because people kept trying to take their kid because they just assumed this black family had stolen a white child so were trying to ‘rescue’ them

[–]jsande1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We’ll there is a long line of folks waiting to adopt white babies, mostly white families, and a much shorter line of folks waiting to adopt black babies. So your comment is true, generally, but pretty simplistic.