“In 2013, NPR hosted a segment where people submitted six words or less on race or cultural identity. While I don’t remember all of the submissions, the one that stood out the most to me was, ‘Black babies cost less to adopt.'”
Heidi had learned this sad fact a few years earlier, when she and her husband began looking into adoption. When they decided they didn’t want to support a system that placed a monetary value on the color of a child’s skin, they turned to foster adoption as a way of growing their families.
This decision has blessed their family tremendously.