Black People Who Were Adopted By White Parents, Tell Us What You Want People To Know

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Adoption provides many children with a stable home and family, yet oftentimes Black children who were adopted by white families deal with challenges that many people are completely unaware of.

Jack and Kevin from "This Is Us" in the past talking at Jack's office

If you're Black and were adopted by white parents, perhaps you've experienced microaggressions from your parents or siblings and wished they were more educated on Black issues and culture.

Ashley and Kate from "Cruel Summer" talking

Or maybe you want people to know how annoying it was as a child to be stared at in public when you were out with your parents.


Maybe you felt out of touch with the Black community because as a child, your parents didn't expose you to enough Black culture and other Black people.

AJ and Mike from "The Fosters" talking

Or maybe your parents made sure to expose you a lot and so you've always felt at place in both the Black community and in your family.

Melody and Valerie talking to Josie from "Riverdale"
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If you're Black and were adopted by white parents, tell us about your experience and what you want people to know. Use the comments below (or this Google Form, if you want to be anonymous) to tell us your good or bad stories, regrets, and advice about being adopted by a white family. You could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.