By the mid-l960s my husband D. and I had a family of two lovely daughters. We then heard that adopters were being sought for ‘mixed-race’ children. We were hoping for a larger family and duly applied to become adoptive parents. In the early 1970s we adopted a baby. He was born in London. His birth parents were originally from the Caribbean.
Some years later we adopted an older child whose birth parents had roots in the Caribbean, England and Ghana. He came to join our family just before his fourth birthday. I am not using the real names of our children in this blog.
Over the years we had a lot to learn about racism in our society, positive identification and being a multiracial family. Like every family we have had some great moments and some not so great. Now we rejoice in having four wonderful grandchildren.
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