AWAS 008: Black and Bougie

Adoption is often characterized as an activity of the privileged class: it is seen as wildly expensive and dominated by middle to upper middle class families who are overwhelmingly White. This characterization isn’t always true. Adoption doesn’t have to be expensive; regular working class folks adopt and certainly people of color adopt.

That said, often it appears that Black families who adopt are solidly middle class. Such realities bring many expectations about parenting related to social circles, educational choices and spending habits. Being Black and “bougie” (see UrbanDictionary definition 2) while adopting poses an interesting set of questions for new parents. Join ComplicatedMelodi’s Mimi and AdoptiveBlackMom’s ABM as we chat about being Black, adopting and first world problems during this week’s episode of Add Water and Stir!

As usual, the dynamic duo will Wine Down with some reality TV and offer their recommendations on good finds!

Catch us live on Google+ on Thursday, October 1 at 10pm EST/9pm CST, on YouTube and on our podcast page a few days later.


About AdoptiveBlackMom

I'm a single Black professional woman living in the DC area. I adopted my now adult daughter in 2014, and this blog chronicles my journey. Feel free to contact me at, on Facebook at Adoptive Black Mom, and on Twitter @adoptiveblkmom. ©, 2013-2022. All rights reserved. (Don't copy my ish without credit!) View all posts by AdoptiveBlackMom

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