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pinkislc
12-12-2009, 07:05 PM
Hi everyone,
I am trying to get a sense of how possible it would be to find a child with East Indian descent for a domestic adoption. Ideally I would go the international route but it is very difficult to adopt from India now. I am East Indian and my husband is of European descent. So we believe it would be ideal to have a child who can identify with an adoptive mother who has the same racial heritage in order to give a child some sense of heritage, culture, etc... But it just seems insurmountable so I was hoping someone here might have advice for me.
thanks--
pinkislc

Pat Johnston
12-13-2009, 03:14 PM
My impression is that there are very few American-born children of Indian descent available for adoption domestically. The best way to determine this accurately would be to contact agencies and houses of worship in the communities in the US with the largest populations of people of East Indian descent.

Adopting internationally may indeed be easier for non-resident Indians. Go the this page within the IChild site http://www.ichild.org/nriadopt.htm

Allegro
12-13-2009, 10:13 PM
Hi everyone,
I am trying to get a sense of how possible it would be to find a child with East Indian descent for a domestic adoption. Ideally I would go the international route but it is very difficult to adopt from India now. I am East Indian and my husband is of European descent. So we believe it would be ideal to have a child who can identify with an adoptive mother who has the same racial heritage in order to give a child some sense of heritage, culture, etc... But it just seems insurmountable so I was hoping someone here might have advice for me.
thanks--
pinkislc

No advice but some encouragement that it might not be impossible. My husband and I set out to adopt a bi-racial black/white child in Canada 8 years ago. We didn't think it would be possible and were set to go international and adopt from the US but we were convinced by our social worker to give it a try. We contacted A LOT of adoption agencies - pretty much all of the ones in our province just to tell them we existed. We didn't register with them or pay them any money - just asked that they hang on to our homestudy and our dear Birthparent letter (most were willing to because as a bi-racial couple we were considered unique and highly sought after). I said I would give it one year before moving to the US. It took 11 months. We now have two bi-racial children (7 and 5) both adopted in Canada.

I know your situation is different but I think some of the challenges are the same. The problem we kept running into was that if the birthmother was black invariably they would decide to either parent or have the child raised by a family member. Culturally black women (in Canada) don't place their children for adoption. We were lucky enough to find white birthmother's willing to place their children for adoption. And here we are.

Pat has given good advice - speak to some (a lot!) agencies. You might get lucky. Good luck to you.

hellen
12-30-2009, 06:23 AM
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My husband and I adopted privately through them. you might be fortunate they have an indian

SN2015
08-13-2015, 07:31 AM
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Barbara Ludzinski
08-10-2017, 10:58 AM
It`s not easy way to adopt an Indian child because domestic agencies doing adoption don't focus on specific nationalities. That`s why such couples can wait years for matching on nationality. It (http://book-of-ra-play.com/) would be better to go to an agency in an area with a large Indian population. Good luck!