Monday, January 12, 2009

Biracial Adoptees

Connor Cruise and I have something in common. The 13-year old son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is a biracial adoptee. It's refreshing to see someone in the public eye (he has a moment in the new Will Smith film "Seven Pounds") who became family through the same circumstance as myself. It is a beautiful reminder that family is not formed only through bloodlines or racial homogeneity, but through the ultimate power of love.


  1. The power of love is quite amazing. I wonder if mulatto or mixed kids are adopted more often than single race kids? And if so, why?

  2. I would say yes, but probably not as much as it was in the 60's or 70's, when I was adopted. Why? Because it is more socially acceptable to have a mixed race child, inter-racial relationship or be a single mother these days. However, social stigmas remain.