It’s a small world after all.

Transracialeyes

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Over the years I’ve been cataloguing blogs of adoptive parents who in any way mention dolls. For example, here is a site [link] where the adoptive mother is looking to purchase an “Asian” doll (whatever that even means) for the VietNamese girl currently in her care. Another [link] allows a “mother” (scare quotation marks theirs) to choose a child according to race-based criteria (“light”, “medium”, “dark”, and “Asian”). In this news story [link], children “adopt” dolls which include “certificates and decrees that go with the procedure”. It wasn’t until I got to this web site, Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care [link], which includes people searching for “AA” dolls (I’m assuming this means African-American in adoption-speak) that I saw the disturbing correlation between dolls and adoptees come full circle. I think it is fair to say that the minimal effort made here at being “racially…

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About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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One Response to It’s a small world after all.

  1. K-6714 says:

    “Babies Buying Babies” by Elna Baker.
    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/347/transcript
    For the transcript scroll down to Act three. Babies Buying Babies.
    For the audio, I think around 40minutes.

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