Misplaced Altruism At Christmas

Looking ahead, the Fletchers are braced for challenges. They gave careful thought to their decision to pursue a transracial adoption while living in a town where less than 3 percent of the 35,000 residents are black. “It’s going to be a lot harder to raise a child who doesn’t look like us,” said Emily Fletcher. “In some ways Sevil’s life might have been easier if he’d been adopted by an African-American family.” (Ya think?! — ED.)