We Stand Against Systemic Racism

Our community stands against systemic racism

Special Letter To Our Community

Dear Adoption Perspectives Community,

Our hearts are heavy, as we know many of yours are too. We are writing in response to
the tragic events that continue to erupt throughout our nation and we acknowledge the
anger, sadness and pain that is rippling through the country.  We are appalled by the
fact that people continue to be marginalized solely based off the color of their skin.
Adoption Perspectives stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and
the ongoing fight against systemic racism. We grieve the losses of George Floyd,
Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others. This must end.

As an organization, we tirelessly work to help families and professionals understand the
intricacies involved in adoption and foster care, especially transracial adoption/foster
care and raising children of color. We are committed to helping children of color grow
and develop with a healthy sense of identity and self-worth. We are dedicated to helping
families and professionals to not only recognize racial injustice and factors associated
with it, but ways to stand against it. The tremendous need for education in this area is a
direct result of the severe racial injustices that permeate our country and communities.

We stand in support of all those who experience hate and violence. We embrace
diversity. We are purposefully driven to make a difference in the lives of the individuals
and families we serve.

During this sad and frustrating time, we are reminded of how necessary our mission is
and the work we all have before us in striving to be better.

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