Charlize Theron is not alone, she is just one of many celebrities who have who have opted to adopt children who are of a different race. Many a parent, when considering adoption, may want to bring home a child that could double as one of their own with their same hair, eye or skin color. But others, they would like to bring home any child, no matter what color they are.
But it’s a practice that is not without controversy as Madame Noire points out, “There’s been a great deal of apprehension about it. A lot of people, mostly black folks, aren’t as excited about it, some claiming celebrities adopt black children like they’re the newest handbag or accessory.” When looking through some of the comments in posts about mixed race adoptions stories, there are some strong statements of racism, which I will not include here, they are far too hateful. But even with the critics and haters, the practice is gaining more tolerance and acceptance.
But the important thing – the thing we need to remember – these celebrities are giving these children – whatever their race – loving homes with resources and privilege that they would never had had otherwise and it is something that should be celebrated.
Here are 16 celebrity families who have embraced the melting pot.
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