The theory of inclusive fitness predicts that people can maximize their inclusive fitness by reproducing with someone of the same race. Such reproduction maximizes the number of genes that one can replicate. Thus, it’s unsurprising that peoples’ natural tendency will be to reproduce with someone of the same race and have their own biological children.
Adoption has always been around, but it has usually involved adoption within the extended family or within the same race. Well, until recently. Enter the new strange marriage of contemporary Christianity and Cultural Marixsm, and you’ll find crazy Christian fundamentalists now obsessed with interracial adoption. (These fundamentalists, I suspect, suffer from pathological altruism and are goaded on by profit-seeking church con artists.)
Luckily, even this unhealthy obsession has set off the political left, well, at least a sanitized criticism of said obsession. The NY Times has a recent piece on the Evangelical adoption racket by Kathryn Joyce, entitled “The Evangelical Orphan Boom.” Although this article is dressed out with all the requisite politically correct disclaimers, it’s quite a good article, and a book is soon to follow.
It seems that many loony Evanglicals have not only become obsessed with interracial adoption, but are also now kidnapping Third World babies, inflating supply to try to increase demand to sell more babies, working with shady Third World adoption agencies (which often steal or buy babies and then sell them as “orphans” to gullible evangelicals), and are involved in all other types of international adoption scams. But, hey, it’s all cool because “Jesus told them to to do it.”