DeMarcus Ware cradled his 3-month-old daughter, smoothing her plentiful black hair, tickling her tummy, kissing her cheeks.I never thought of this scenario before. Not because I didn't think it was possible, but only because I haven't seen it. I wonder how other people view it. And yet, somehow I get the feeling that I already know where black liberals stand on it: totally against--the argument being that in a country that still caters to racism, how could a rich, black couple ignore the needs of a black foster child and pick a Caucasian child instead? Indeed, black liberals have made their opposition to transracial adoptions well known of late, recently attempting to stop white families from adopting black kids because they feel that there should be an emphasis on race in who adopts who, yet having no problem with gays wishing to adopt black children--all the while black kids are less likely to be adopted from foster care than children in other racial and ethnic groups. But aren't liberals the ones always pushing the "love is love" creed, regardless of race, creed, color or "sexual orientation"? In the case of transracial adoptions their hypocrisy holds no bounds.
On his living room couch this month, Ware looked nothing like a menacing All-Pro linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. He made baby noises. He shook rattles. He noticed Marley jabbing fingers in her mouth, an indication she was tired.
Nothing quite compares to watching parents hold their infant. But Ware and his wife, Taniqua, believe they appreciate their daughter, Marley, more because they adopted her after three failed pregnancies.
Finally, they have a child: penetrating eyes, chin covered in drool, curious and cuddly and cute.