Canadians are adopting black babies from the U.S.A. and on many forums people are writing as if it is sad that Canadians are adopting black children from the United States. 

Some are saying that it is bad because black children are cheaper to adopt than white children.  Some are saying that is is because adoption agencies can make more money on black children by selling them abroad than by selling them here in the U.S.A.  Some are saying that it is sad because they believe that black children are not desired by United States families, therefore there are couples abroad who do not have the same racial predjudices as Americans.

These negative thoughts are the basis for why people devalue or look at black children as something negative or plighted with destruction.  But the most destructive things for a black child is the thought processes of “good people” who come up with these suggestions.

Black children are beautiful, have a head full of hair, and are equipped to survive the harshest of lifestyles.  You will only be blessed to have an African American child no matter your color or your country.

Here is part of an article that I found and you can click the link to read the rest:

AUGUSTA—Dave Alexander and his wife, Juanita—exhausted but too excited to sleep—had just flown from Canada the night before to meet the newest member of their growing brood.

“There he is! There he is!” said Alexander, clasping a hand over his heart as he sees his youngest son for the first time. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

After trying unsuccessfully for years to have children of their own, the Alexanders, who live in British Columbia, are adopting their second son, Keiran, who is just a few weeks old.

Keiran and his older adopted brother, Elias, are black. The Alexanders are white. And while international and transracial adoptions are not new, this one has a twist on the trend of U.S. families adopting children from overseas.

The Alexanders are among a growing number of Canadian families—no one knows exactly how many—that have adopted African-American children from the United States.

Last year, more than 21,600 immigrant visas were issued to orphans coming to the United States, up from 20,099 in 2002, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Instances of international adoptions of American children are relatively rare, and numbers are hard to find. But several U.S. agencies have programs that place black children with families in Canada and elsewhere.

Keiran and Elias were placed through the Christian-based Open Door Adoption Agency in Thomasville, in South Georgia. The agency was founded in 1987 to provide an alternative to unplanned pregnancies.

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Open Door, which has staff in several Georgia cities, has placed more than 150 African-American children with Canadian families. The agency also has a program that places children from Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia with families in the United States.

http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2004/08/canadians_look.php

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