Some people are appalled by their decision to raise children who are of a different race and the disparagement comes from both blacks and whites.
Aaron and Rachel Halbert are a devout Christian couple from South Africa that made the decision to adopt kids after discovering they couldn’t conceive on their own. As pro-lifers, the couple mused that adoption was a ‘logical outcome,’ and they decided not to adopt caucasian children because they’re always chosen first at adoption centres.
Aaron was raised in a Honduras missionary, and says he was a “blue-eyed, cotton-topped white kid who stuck out like a sore thumb."
The couple first adopted two african american children, and were immediately completely in love with them. ‘The beauty of a multi-ethnic family is found there, in the fact that the differences are the very thing that make ours richer and fuller. It forces you to think in a new way about the way you think, speak, act and live,” Aaron said.
After hearing about the National Embryo Donation Center, Rachel then became pregnant after having two African-American embryos placed in her. The family was shocked once they learned it was actually TRIPLETS they were having!
And while the family sometimes gets negative stares or looks of “disgust” when they walk down the street in Southern America, they realize how blessed they are to have such amazing children.