My husband and I are filling out our application to adopt and the whole question on what races we're open to is throwing us off.
I feel like I shouldn't be against any race and opt not to adopt a baby because of the way they look. I am truly open to any race and would be estatic with any baby that we get. However my husband feels that a caucasian child or a mixed race baby is what he'd be open to. He says it'd just be "easier" on the child and he'd be more open to it. ( we live in an area with mostly white people) He doesn't want our child to stick out and for it to be obvious that we adopted. I want to respect his feelings but also open his mind to other things and help him to understand that once he held that baby he'd no longer see the color of their skin. It's just so hard because I want us both to be happy with our decisions on this but I just don't see how we can exclude children because of their race?
How did you guys decide on what to be open to and do you have any tips on things I can show to him to help educate him on the subject?
Also I hope I didn't offend anyone with this post, I am in no way racist, and hope no one takes it that way. I am just stumped and looking for help. Thanks!