On the news & on the Guardian website, I saw an article that adoption rules will change slightly in order to make it easier for adults to adopt children of a different race.
I always thought it was outragous that you could only adopt a child of the same race as yourself.
I want to adopt when I’m older because I believe the world is already over populated, so why should I bring a new child into this world when there are children already, that need homes?
Race is not important. When a child is 5 years old, the won’t care if you are a different colour to them.
If the reason it is hard is because the child will know that they are adopted, wouldn’t it make them stronger? Wouldn’t they love you more because you decided to take them in & that is the most selfless thing anybody can do? Then maybe they will adopt when they are older and give another child opportunites that orphans don’t get?
A black child is 3 times less likely to get adopted than a white child. And that isn’t because people don’t want black children, it is because there are more white families that consider and fulfill adoption than black families & they can’t adopt a child from another race.
So apparently it is better for Black children not to get adopted instead of being adopted by parents of a different race because they will feel ‘out placed’. No family? Ask questions? I know what I’d prefer.
I really hope this change happens soon because it is something that should have always been possible.
=[ I’m sorry. I don’t know if anyone cares (or even noticed) that I haven’t blogged in two days. I have been stressed with uni and work so I wasn’t in the right mind set to think about what to write. So I promise 3 posts tonight!
Okay let me start from the start….lol
Basically two years ago I was in a group project where we had to make a documentary. I wanted to make the documentary on Inspiration. But the stupid lecturer thought it was a shit idea!! So we did it on Ska music…..
Soooo I was on YouTube and I came across a short documentary that Jeremy ‘Passion’ Manongdo made. And here are the links. He posted them in four parts but please watch all four!!
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwmPTJClWd0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxE0i9OlZyU&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PszWnQXXWpM&feature=related
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE-SOHdrzLU&feature=related
So I am greatly inspired by Quest =] (my first blog post on my tumblr ( http://dinadinosaur.tumblr.com )! Go read it if you haven’t!)
But the parts of the documentary that touched me the most was AJ Rafael and Wesley Chan.
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve met AJ, but I really felt what he was saying in the little clip of him. He has so much passion and is so talented. Every word that he said touched me because he is talented and he meant every word he said. But more importantly because I feel like he has the best (but hardest & saddest) reason to love and do what he loves best which is Music.
Wesley Chan read a letter that his mum wrote to him for graduation. The letter is touching and inspiring because now he is doing what he loves with the support of his family. This is the part of the documentary that I started to cry on! Very inspiring. =]
But what Jeremy did was just so amazing. He had a similar idea that I had but actually did it. And the fact that he has got so many people to donate money and material to improve the lives of children who don’t have school supplies.
This is a message I want to say to Jeremy.
You asked people what there opportunity was, if you ask the kids that you give all the supplies that you got people to donate and what you donated yourself, they will say that you gave them their opportunity. You are truly inspiring and not only have you inspired children who are less privileged, you have inspired a lot of people, like me, around the world, who have an idea. You achieved what you want to do, now you are inspiring me to do what I want to do. You are truly amazing, and I am so upset I didn’t get the chance to meet you when you visited London. So come back!!
I hope the documentary touches you too!
After I wrote this post about a year ago on tumblr, I tweeted it to Jeremy and he sent me a message saying that my post touched him. It was on of the happiest days of my life! Not only because it was Jeremy that messaged me, but because in a way, I inspired him! That is the first time someone has told me that my post ‘sparked’ something in them.
I doubt that you will, but Jeremy, if you read this post, I have to tell you that you have inspired me again. Just by sending me a simple direct message on Twitter to say that you liked my post and it touched you. And when you visit London again, I would love to have the chance to interview you.
I really think everyone should watch The Empty Suitcase Project. And again, I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.