S6 S1 | ADOPTION: THE CARING OPTION?
Calvin, Kent, and Steve sit down with Dyann McDowell (Skype line), Jennie & Benjamin Riegle, & Bob Waltenspiel about being adopted, adopting children of their own, the disparity between adopting white children vs. black children, the hurtful/thoughtless things people say, dealing with family, and whether adoption should be used as a talking point in the ongoing debate about abortion. (Broadcast/Recorded August 22, 2019)
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
THE REWARDS AND DIFFICULTIES OF ADOPTION
INSENSITIVE QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
WELCOMING ADOPTED CHILDREN INTO A BLENDED FAMILY
WHY ARE BLACK KIDS CHEAPER THAN WHITE KIDS?
ADOPTION IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
ADOPTION AS A TALKING POINT IN THE ABORTION DEBATE