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Adoption as a whole is a great opportunity for everyone involved. With adoption, children who need homes can be taken in by caring and loving parents, just as a couple who can’t conceive on their own can make a family of their own. Here are 14 black celebs who have made the choice to adopt or have been adopted themselves.
Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis and her husband just recently announced that they are in the process of adopting a child from the United States. Awesome news! We hear so often about celebrities, mostly white ones, going through hell and high water to adopt children from Africa, Asia and other international destinations. And while we’re not knocking that, seeing as how these children do need help, why not adopt children here in U.S. who need a home?
Many people say that black celebrities should adopt children, but it should be noted that there have been a number of African American celebrities who have opened up their homes for kids right here in this country. Here are a few notables:
(Washington Examiner) — The District’s child welfare system is failing the city’s abused and neglected children in critical ways, a D.C. inspector general’s report has found. More than three years after four girls were found murdered by their mother in their Southeast Washington home, problems continue at the city’s Child and Family Services Agency, the report found. The Banita Jacks case and its fallout led to the firing by then-Mayor Adrian Fenty of several city officials and promises of major reforms. But the inspector general found morale remained low at CFSA, case loads for social workers are still too high, and there is too much pressure to close cases quickly, all of which erodes care for the city’s vulnerable youths. ”The children are endangered if these issues go unresolved,” D.C. inspector general spokesman Roger Burke told The Washington Examiner on Thursday. “Social workers will not be able to protect the children.”
(Chicago Tribune) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has been awarded a $9.5 million federal grant to fund a five-year pilot program aimed at helping older foster children find permanent homes.
Children ages 9 to 12 entering the foster care system are far less likely than younger children to be adopted or reunited with their birth families.