Mixed race couple
Hi, we are new to the adoption journey and I have been surprised by some of the information I have been given when ringing round different LAs and VAs for information. I wondered whether anyone can give us any advice?
I am white British and my husband is mixed race Asian and arabic. I thought there would be lots of children with a similar ethnic mix to us but from what I have been told there are very few. The LAs close to us mainly only have white children in their care so I contacted a consortium of London boroughs. The person I spoke to said that across five boroughs they have no children that we would be able to adopt and that it was best to go abroad. She said we couldn't be matched with a white child as they will almost always go to two white parents but that there were no mixed race children we could be matched with. We could adopt a child who was Indian or arabic but there weren't any in any case.
We don't mind what race a child is but understand that social workers prefer to match a child with a couple of a similar ethnic background, but am surprised that there are no children like us.
Does anyone have any advice of who would be best to approach? We are keen to adopt a sibling group.