BlackAdoptionMatters.com was co-founded by Adoption Advocates Deborah Olivia Farmer and Tamara Brown. Together they are on a mission to decrease the staggering number of Black children in foster care, group homes, and “aging out” of the foster care system. This vulnerable population of more than 100,000 black youths in the United States are in these situations through no fault of their own.
BlackAdoptionMatters.com is a faith-based online platform for ALL THINGS BLACK ADOPTION... from a “7 Steps to Adoption” guide, to video journals from Black adoptive parents across the country, to the most relevant resources for the unique process of Black adoptions.
Addressing the crisis of homeless youth in the United States is as imperative to the stability of the Black community as education, jobs and ending systemic racism; yet adoption is not often openly discussed as a path to building family and advancing our communities.
BlackAdoptionMatters.com is the catalyst to change this narrative and to socialize adoption. The content on this site is especially curated to encourage potential parents to take the leap of faith.
The mission is simple... to help Black children find forever homes through adoption.
I initially wanted a girl!
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho song was pounding in my head after being matched with a boy!
My faith was on 10,000 throughout the entire process.
I serve as a hype woman and coach for several people throughout their adoption journeys.
I was introduced to foster care in the late 90s and always knew this was something I would one day do.
I had NO IDEA where to begin!
I attended 5 different orientations - trying to find the right agency and path for adoption.
I completed the full Homestudy process twice…once for foster to adopt and then for private adoption.
The parenting classes were extremely informative and I’ve learned a lot about myself in this process.
I continue to be truly amazed at the outpouring of support once I finally started talking about my plans to adopt.