Since this is a pregnancy/parenting subforum, I would like to ask people what their views are on adoption. 1. Are you adopted, or have siblings who are adopted? 2. Would you adopt a child if you and your partner were biologically incapable of having children? Would you adopt even if you could have biological children or already had them? 3. If you did want to adopt, would ethnicity /race be a factor in your adoption? Would you prefer to adopt a child who shares the racial heritage of either you or your partner? 4. Would you like your adoptive child to have contact with their biological parents or have an 'open adoption'? I have a sister-in-law who was adopted after her adoptive parents had three biological children. She has a close relationship with her adoptive parents and does not know who her biological parents are. I also have a close friend who is unable to have children and wishes to adopt a baby girl from China. Her parents and family are truly against her and want her to adopt a 'white' baby if she really has to.