We didn’t set out to transracially adopt. In fact, quite the opposite. When you apply for adoption they give you a form with boxes to check to indicate what you’re looking for. They give options such as age, gender, and even what disabilities or medical history you are willing to accept (such as depression or deafness). Of course, they also include race. This is no guarantee that this is the kid they will offer. Their goal is to find a child as close to what you want as they can. They’re not interested in just dumping children on people. But you also have to understand that the more restrictive your options the longer a placement will take.